Say What?!: London Fire Brigade Warns Teens Not to Light Themselves on Fire

LONDON, England – The London Fire Brigade is warning teens not to attempt a “stupid and dangerous” stunt called the “fire challenge,” which involves lighting oneself on fire.

The “fire challenge” trend, which has become popular on Facebook and YouTube, involves a person — usually a teenager — pouring flammable liquid on their body and then igniting themselves before jumping into a body of water.

“This is a stupid and dangerous craze. You’re almost certain to seriously injure yourself, and fire can easily spread to furniture and other flammable household items which is a risk to others,” a London Fire Brigade spokesman said.

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