12-Year-Old Girl Suffers Severe Burns After Taking The Fire Challenge

 

The "Fire Challenge" is the latest dangerous viral challenge that is making its way around YouTube and other social channels that could cost teens their lives.

It's called the fire challenge.  Young people pour flammable liquids such as nail polish remover on their bodies and then record as they set themselves on fire.

Detroit mom, Brandi Owens told Detroit News WXYZ that her 12-year-old daughter ended up in the hospital after attempting this challenge with her friends last Friday.

Timiyah Sanders ended up engulfed in flames. Brandi and her fiance quickly extinguished the blaze and rushed Timiyah to the hospital.

With second and third-degree burns over 49% of her body her mom said she found this challenge on social media and YouTube.

Owens is very angry saying that these "challenges" need to be deleted as soon as possible:

“They need to delete this mess," Owens said fighting back tears. "It should be censored. That’s nothing that a kid should come across. I could have lost my baby, by the grace of God she’s alive. If I wasn’t home, I would have walked in to my baby dead."

Owens says her daughter knows better than that and is urging parents to monitor their kids and what social platforms they are using.

As for Tiymiyah she ill likely be in the hospital for several months to undergo many surgeries and Owens wants Timiyah's lesson to be a lesson for all parents.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help pay for Timiyah's medical costs.

 
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