Fire officials in California say at least 21 people were treated for burns after their participation in “The Firewalk Experience” segment of the show. At least three people went to a hospital and most suffered second- or third-degree burns, according to an AP report
Robbins was hosting the four-day shindig called "Unleash the Power Within" at the San Jose Convention Center. The injuries occurred after a crowd went to a park where 12 lanes of hot coals were set up on the grass.
Robbins' website promotes "The Firewalk Experience" in which people walk on super-heated coals. Witness Jonathan Correll said he heard "screams of agony."
Fire Capt. Reggie Williams says organizers had an open fire permit and emergency personnel were on standby.