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They wanted to slide through a burning ring of fire.
“They set out to make a YouTube video, but the fire became too great for them, ” said Fire Department spokesman Jim Long, who said the foolhardy foursome used rubbing alcohol to fuel the blaze, which quickly got out of hand.
“The video was going to be about them going through the fire, ” he explained.
Instead, two of the teens — 16-year-olds Bairn Sweeney and Max Layton — went through central booking on Tuesday, after turning themselves in at the 76th Precinct stationhouse on Union Street.
Both will be charged as adults with a bevy of charges, including criminal mischief and arson, Long said.
Two others will be charged as minors, he added.
Fire officials said they were quickly closing in on the teens, and were unimpressed that they came forward over a week after the blaze.
“They didn’t initially come forward. They were instructed to surrender — or else we were coming to get them, ” Long said.
That galled neighbors such as Stephen Negrycz. “I don’t think it’s right to buy your kids out, ” he said.