Kentucky teen injured after participating in ‘The Fire Challenge’

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A Kentucky teenager is lucky to be alive after trying to imitate a stunt he saw online.

The 15-year-old poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit himself on fire. He was rushed to the hospital after suffering second degree burns all over his torso.

The teen told police he was imitating a trend called "The Fire Challenge," but didn't know what he was getting into because the videos online didn't show the entire story.

"What they don't show at the end of the videos is the consequences of doing this, getting second and third degree burns," Lexington Fire Department Captain Chris Harrod told WKYT.

Hundreds of fire challenge videos can be found on Youtube and Vine, among other social media platforms.

A video of a Charlotte, N.C. man participating in the challenge was shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, WBTV reported.

The 15-year-old said he hopes other kids learn from his mistake.

"Literally after it got put out, it was already blistering," the teen told WKYT. "It's just hard."

Lexington Police have asked child services to investigate the incident, The Washington Post reported.

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