DETROIT -- (WXMI) -- A 12-year-old girl is hospitalized with severe burns after attempting the “fire challenge,” her mother tells FOX 2 Detroit.
Brandi Owens says that the incident with her daughter happened Friday when she heard a small explosion.
“She came running up my hallway on fire from her knees to her hair,” Owens said.
Timiyah Landers was taken to the hospital with burns on over 49 percent of her body, FOX 2 reports. She is expected to remain hospitalized for several months.
Owens says her daughter and her friends were attempting the “fire challenge,” which one of them reportedly saw on YouTube. The challenge involves pouring rubbing alcohol on yourself and then setting yourself on fire. Owens says she thinks YouTube should ban those videos and is warning other parents about it.
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