12-year-old girl severely burned after attempting 'fire challenge'

Report: 12-year-old Detroit girl hospitalized with severe burns after trying ‘fire challenge’

Report: 12-year-old Detroit girl hospitalized with severe burns after trying ‘fire challenge’

They've been replaced by risky pranks like the Tide Pod challenge and the fire challenge. Although the fire challenge is not new, it's making a comeback.

As reported by The Washington Post, 12-year-old Timiyah Landers made a decision to try the fire challenge, and now she's laying up in the hospital.

"Brandi Owens, Landers" mother, spoke with The Post about the horrific incident.

Timiyah Landers was hanging out with two friends at her house on Friday when she chose to mimic the challenge after learning about it on YouTube, WJKB-TV reports.

Owens said her fiancé directed Timiyah to the bathroom and sprayed her with water. The popping was apparently the sound of her daughter being lit on fire and cooked to a crisp. She "looked like a fireball", Owens stated. Brandi and her fiance extinguished the blaze from her baby girl and rushed her to the hospital.

Timiyah is now at Children's Hospital in Detroit with second and third-degree burns over 49 percent of her body. She is expected to remain hospitalized for several months.

"Monitor these kids, especially with these phones and if I could after with this happening - my kids would never be able to be on social media - no more iPhones - nothing", she said.

If you would like to donate to her hospital fund, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

"These kids are trying these YouTube challenges", she said, "that's where they get this challenges is YouTube, and they're trying it with their friends".

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