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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — An American magician is recuperating in the Dominican Republic after a local television show host lit his head on fire with a flammable cologne.

Chico, California-native Wayne Houchin said he is receiving treatment for burns that doctors are cautiously optimistic will not result in scars. A statement on his Facebook page says he is “resting, healing & working through the legal process” in the Caribbean nation, where he had been performing with a group of fellow magicians.

During a Nov. 26 appearance on the Dominican Republic’s Closer To The Stars TV program, guest host Franklin Barazarte abruptly doused the U.S. magician’s head with “Agua de Florida,” a flammable cologne commonly used in Santeria rituals. A video of the incident shows the magician’s head bursting into flames as Barazarte runs his hands over Houchin’s hair.

It is unclear why the…

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