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Dozens Burned After Fire-Walking Event At Tony Robbins Seminar

Dozens Burned After Fire-Walking Event At Tony Robbins Seminar

CBS Local

Dozens of people were burned Thursday night after walking over hot coals at a Tony Robbins motivational seminar in Dallas, and at least five of those hurt had to be hospitalized, officials said.

Ambulances were lined up outside the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center just after 11 p.m. Those who were more seriously injured were taken to the Parkland Hospital Burn Center.

Members of Dallas Fire-Rescue also asked that a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus be used as a staging-area for between 30 and 40 people who were less seriously hurt.

“Apparently, as part of a motivational event being held at the location, several people attempted to walk across hot coals,” said Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans. “As a result, a large number of these people sustained burn injuries to their feet and lower extremities.”

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