When Brandi Owens saw her 12-year-old daughter Timayah running down the hallway of their Michigan home engulfed in flames, she became hysterical. “I hear a pop,” Owens told InsideEdition.com. “Timiyah comes running down my hallway past my bedroom on fire, screaming, ‘Help me!’”Owens and her fiance quickly jumped into action and got Timiyah into the bathroom and sprayed her down to put out the flames.“I [was] ripping her clothes off,” Owens said. Timiyah had been participating in what many are calling the “Fire Challenge,” in which participants cover themselves in a flammable liquid, then set themselves alight and film it before quickly dousing the flames. In Timiyah’s case, things went terribly wrong when the fire fanned out across her body with alarming speed as her friends, who were going to partake in the challenge themselves, watched in horror.“She had taken a shower and rubbed herself down with … spray and lotion [beforehand] and that stuff is flammable as well and caused for the fire to spread all over,” Owens said.The preteen suffered second- and third-degree burns on 49 percent of her body. She remains a ventilator and has to eat through a feeding tube while she recovers, her mother said. Doctors said she’ll have to have skin… Read full this story
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