Kero138 | SCP-XXXX "Flame"
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Image of SCP-XXXX when it was ignited for the first time.

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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-XXXX is to be contained in a 1 by 1 by 1 meter room. The room walls, ceiling, and floor should all be 40 in. thick in order to prevent SCP-XXXX from burning through them. No one is to ignite SCP-XXXX at any moment unless instructed to do so by a level 4 personnel. In an event of a breach, please follow Protocol XXXX-WG in order to extinguish SCP-XXXX. In an event that any staff are taken over by SCP-XXXX-A, it is advised to use the modified weapons inside the boxes at each station of the containment room in order to prevent further damage.

Description: SCP-XXXX is a lighter that when ignited, emits a remarkable multicolored flame (currently named SCP-XXXX-A). If SCP-XXXX is ignited for more than one minute, SCP-3091-A will grow exponentially, engulfing anything it touches. If a subject is engulfed by SCP-3091-A, they would immediately begin to suffer from third-degree burns all over the body, killing the person in less than █ minutes.

After dying, the subject's corpse will reanimate, with the multicolored flames covering its body. This entity (currently named SCP-3091-1) is extremely hostile, and will begin to seek out other personnel within the vicinity. SCP-3091-1 itself does show signs of being sapient, as it will slowly █████ its prey until they die. SCP-3091-1 does not seem to be able to communicate, but has been reported to laugh or chuckle when it encounters any staff. SCP-XXXX can burn through any material in its path, except concrete, though it is yet unknown why this is the case. When touched by water, SCP-3091-1 will try to retreat to SCP-3091. Note that SCP-3091-1 keeps SCP-3091 inside a pocket or other storage area in the host's clothes once it takes control of the subject's corpse, unless that storage area has burned completely, then SCP-3091-1 will hold SCP-XXXX in either its left or right hand. Though, it is also possible to destroy an instance of SCP-XXXX-1 with water, though it is extremely difficult to do so, as SCP-XXXX is very agile, and any other normal projectile or weapon will melt as soon as it makes contact with SCP-XXXX-1.

Addendum: Even though SCP-XXXX-1 only manifests when SCP-XXXX-A takes control of a host, it seems to have the same conscious with every host. Testing has revealed that SCP-XXXX-1 would try to breach containment the exact same way, kill any staff the same way by [DATA REDACTED], and laugh the same way when it detects its prey.

Addendum 2: 2 months and 6 days after initial containment, SCP-XXXX had already figured out a way to escape. D-51767 was called on for testing, and when he entered the containment cell, SCP-XXXX ignited on its own accord for the first time, and SCP-XXXX-A traveled through the air, touching and engulfing D-5176's body. When SCP-XXXX-A took control of D-5176's body, it managed to run past the door before it closed, and attacked everyone outside its containment cell. After the breach alarm was set off, the nearest MTF was summoned to eliminate SCP-XXXX-1. They sprayed SCP-XXXX-1 with specialized water-based projectiles, destroying SCP-XXXX-1. Better containment procedures have been introduced, including a pool of water surrounding SCP-XXXX's containment cell and heat detectors inside the cell that activate water sprinklers inside the containment cell.

Addendum 3: As of █/█/████ , all security measures that were proposed were accepted and are now being used to contain SCP-XXXX.