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Fire marshal: Boy may have been attempting an internet challenge when he was severely burned in Spartanburg

A look at the scene Spartanburg FD responded to. (Source: Spartanburg Fire Department/ July 10, 2018) A look at the scene Spartanburg FD responded to. (Source: Spartanburg Fire Department/ July 10, 2018)
The GHS helicopter that transported the boy to Augusta Burn Center. (Photo: Spartanburg Dire Department/ July 10, 2018) The GHS helicopter that transported the boy to Augusta Burn Center. (Photo: Spartanburg Dire Department/ July 10, 2018)
The crew responding to the scene. (Photo: Spartanburg Fire Department/ July 10, 2018) The crew responding to the scene. (Photo: Spartanburg Fire Department/ July 10, 2018)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 12-year-old boy was hospitalized Tuesday after Spartanburg Fire Marshall Brad Hall said the child suffered "life altering" burns to 40 percent of his body.

The Spartanburg Fire Department says the boy ran to Cornerstone Baptist Church on South Converse Street after suffering burns at a home on LaSalle Court.

Firefighters say the fire was contained inside a bathroom.

The boy was airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center.

Hall said the child was alone at home when the fire broke out

Hall said a School Resource Officer questioned some of the victim's friends who believe the boy was attempting an internet challenge.

Hall said the rubbing alcohol challenge involves pouring alcohol on one's body and setting it on fire.

The official cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Hall did not know the boy's condition Wednesday.

The fire department asked for thoughts and prayers for the boy in their Facebook post.

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