The Newport News Fire Marshal’s Office is warning parents about a viral teen challenge involving a coin, phone charger and an electrical outlet.
In a video posted on the Newport News Fire Department’s Facebook page, Lt. Dwayne Adams of the fire marshal’s office, spoke about the dangers of the teen challenge which are recorded and posted on video apps such as Tik Tok.
The challenge is to use the coin and the phone charger to spark an electrical outlet, which can cause a fire.
“This is a very dangerous practice that can result in serious injury and/or property damage,” Adams said.
He said some signs of teens participating in the challenge are burnt pennies, burnt phone chargers and burnt electrical outlets with charring around the site.
Parents with questions can call the Newport News Fire Marshal’s Office at 757-247-8873.
See the full video below: