A 41-year-old man has died after running into one of the fires at Burning Man festival in Nevada in the early hours of Sunday morning (3rd September).
Local authorities said that Aaron Mitchell broke through security perimeters and multiple sets of security guards before reaching the fire, refered to by Burning Man festival as a 'burn'.
According to BBC News, fire crew had to wait for the structure to collapse before rescuing the man and rushing him to the University College Davis hospital burn centre in California.
Burning Man released an official statement via their Twitter account earlier today, which you can read in full below.
Our community is grieving after an incident during last night’s Burn. Here is our response. https://t.co/kbmd709CLF— Burning Man (@burningman) September 3, 2017
Following the incident some scheduled 'burns' were cancelled but the main Sunday night ‘Temple’ burn still took place.
According to medical staff, the man wasn't under the influence of alcohol and toxicology test results are yet to be released.
Launching in San Francisco in 1986, Burning Man festival has been running in Nevada's Black Rock Desert since 1990.
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