"Japanese streamer Daasuke took a break from playing Minecraft to show off his new oil-match lighter," reports Kotaku. "That’s when things got bad. Real bad." Specifically, at about 4:45 min -- after which, it rapidly goes from bad to worse:
The child-like digital voice you hear, by the way, is connected to the IM text stream on this guy's video feed, which someone on Reddit helpfully translated:
- "Behind you. Behind you. Look Behind you."
- "The fire extinguisher. Use the fire extinguisher."
- "Call 119" (Japanese 911)
- "Don't you have a futon (thin Japanese mattress) you can put on it?"
According to translations of early Japan news reports, the Minecraft streamer and his family (he lived with his parents) are injured but fortunately alive, though their house is now largely gone. Two thoughts jump out at me, watching this: