A 16-year-old Santa Ana boy was left with scars that will last a lifetime after setting himself on fire to settle an online dare, according to fire officials.
|Photo by flickr user Loving Earth|
|Play with fire and you might get crispy.|
The unidentified lad is believed to be the latest victim of the "Fire Challenge" that is spreading on social media like wild you-know-what.
It involves putting an accelerant--in this case nail polish remover--on your chest, flicking your Bic, having it catch fire, recording the human fireball, dousing oneself and then posting the video online.
But in some cases, the person on fire does not get to the water or wet blanket or fire extinguisher in time to prevent major burns, which is what happened to this teen in the 900 block of South Standard Street Thursday afternoon.More »