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Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

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Editor Note: The video above is one person attempting the "Fire Challenge." Audio has been removed due to graphic language.


(CNN) -- A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.

He is covered in burns and bandages.

"Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.

This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it.

"After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.

He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something called the "Fire Challenge," but those videos never showed the after effects. 

One of the firefighters who took that teen to the hospital says burns like the ones he received today could effect him for the rest of his life.

"Second or third degree burn can stay with you for life," says Chris Harrod from the Lexington Fire Department.

And Lexington parents who have seen the fire challenge on Facebook say things like this are one of the reasons they keep a close eye on what their kids access.

"I monitor his Facebook account, so any social media that he's on, I'm on, he knows he cannot have it unless I can see it," says parent Debra Smalley.

Back home from the hospital, the 15-year-old says he's learned his lesson and he hopes what happened to him will warn others.

"You can get caught on fire and die, your house can get caught on fire," he says. "I would hope most kids would look at that and learn from that experience and not do what he did."

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