Woman's Fire-Breathing Stunt Goes Wrong

Ashley Keach burned at Blood Run 5K in Ohio
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2014 10:55 AM CDT
Woman's Fire-Breathing Stunt Goes Wrong
It turns out that breathing fire can burn you.   (Shutterstock)

If you've always equated "fire-breathing" with "unnecessarily and insanely dangerous," well, your point was proven yesterday in Ohio. A 23-year-old woman was hospitalized after what the AP terms "performing a fire-breathing act at a Halloween-themed running event." The woman, who has identified herself via Facebook as Ashley Keach, was apparently breathing a little flame last night at the Blood Run 5K, reports the Columbus Dispatch, when as a witness put it, "The fire breather just caught on fire." Keach reportedly suffered burns to her face, neck, and top half of her body, as per scanner traffic; she says her injuries are minor and that she'll be "just fine." Also, she says she " probably should have invested in that flame proof gel." (More firebreathing stories.)

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