"The week-long gathering culminates with the burning of a wooden statue, which was 40 feet tall this year", USA Today reported. What began as a bonfire honoring "radical self-expression" has turned into a massive week of visible consumption and Silicon Valley tech invasions.
You can now watch online Burning Man 2017 until September 4th in Black Rock City. He was one of approximately 700,000 attendees of the festival.
A Burning Man participant evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames.
Friday's high temperature, recorded nearest to Burning Man, was expected to hit 98, he said, while Saturday and Sunday could get to 101, and Monday 100.
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A man runs into the flames at the Burning Man festival burning ceremony.
Festival organizers didn't immediately respond when asked for comment.
Firefighters managed to drag the individual out of the burning effigy, before he was quickly airlifted to a specialist burns unit in a nearby hospital.
He was then transported to an on-site medical facility, and later airlifted to a burn treatment center. according to the festival's organizers.
"The nine-day festival in northern Nevada was briefly hampered when a lightning-sparked wildfire temporarily shut down Burning Man's main travel route last week", according to SFGate. The Tohakum 2 fire grew to 88,621 acres on Sunday morning and is 28 percent contained.