Lexington teen recovering after 'fire challenge'

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on July 30, 2014 at 5:55 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Here's something you definitely shouldn't try at home.

If pouring rubbing alcohol on your chest and lighting it on fire sounds like a bad idea, just know, it is.

You can ask one 15-year-old Lexington teenager who is covered in bandages and suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns after trying something he saw on Facebook.

It's called the "fire challenge" and yes, kids are setting themselves on fire . . . on purpose.

What the videos don't show is the aftermath, which includes serious injuries.

Lexington police are investigating along with child protective services.
 

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