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The job of a fire-breather is a dangerous one: taking fuel into the mouth and spitting it out over a flame to produce a jet a fire.
When one fire-breather performing at a festival in the city of Kemerovo in southwestern Russia’s Kemerovo Oblast region, just a couple of minutes into his act, things went horribly wrong. He was the third fire-breather to set himself on fire, according to the New York Post, and he suffered the most serious injuries.
The video of the man was filmed by eyewitnesses with smartphones and it shows the man creating plumes of fire while surrounded by a crowd of spectators. “Suddenly his face catches fire and he falls to his knees and tries to extinguish the flames. But as fuel spills from his mouth, the blaze gets fiercer as spectators scream in horror,” wrote the New York Post.
People from the crowd run to the man to try and put out the flames with items of clothing while a woman throws a bottle of water over the man.
The fire-breather was immediately rushed by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, while earlier that day another fire-breather set his face on fire while a third fire-breather’s clothing went up in flames.
Both were able to put out the fires before any serious damage was caused, but this incident showed how dangerous fire breathing really is.
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