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Fire spitting actor gets severely burned by fire

By Mason White 1:49 PM February 5, 2013
Wesley Daniel 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) An actor who is good at spitting fire was suddenly severely burned by fire during a test rehearsal, according to a report from emergency workers.

A little drama unfolded Monday afternoon during a dress rehearsal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, when a fire spitting performer was injured in an accident.

While on stage at the Civic Opera House, an actor, who is 24-years-old, was burned while wearing stilts, while his critics watched in horror.

A Fire Department spokesperson, Larry Langford, said that the actor had alcohol in his mouth for some kind of fire-breathing act when the actor’s face and chest were burned.

The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition just before 5:00 pm
The actor was later identified as Wesley Daniel. He was wearing a fire suit and mask when the accident happened. The fire department had previously approved the act, which will not be performed again, the opera said in a written statement.

“An emergency plan was activated immediately. Trained Guards immediately extinguished the flames. The fire curtain fell,” the opera house said.

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