ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A 15-year-old Pine Hills boy is hospitalized tonight because of something on social media called the "fire challenge," according to the teen’s aunt. It happened Monday night at a house on Forestdale Drive in Orange County.
An Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says a group of teens “dared” each other to do stunts. The boy doused himself with a flammable liquid and told his friend to light a match and hold it to his clothes, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities say the friend followed the directions, and the victim received second-degree burns on his arms and back. The boy was initially listed in stable condition at Arnold Palmer Hospital, but he had to be flown to a Cincinnati hospital after his condition deteriorated.