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Burning Man unaffected by a wildfire ahead of closing event

Edz Clarkson



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Burning Man event organizers said that they are not affected by a nearby Nevada wildfire as the counter-culture festivities prepares to come to a climax on Saturday night, September 2, with the burning of a towering statue.

Burning Man spokesman Jim Graham said the that festival is progressing quickly.

More than 70,000 spectators are anticipated at the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles north of Reno, Nevada.

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The lightning-sparked blaze wildfire started four nights ago near the Nixon.

It momentarily hindered the festivities when it temporarily shut down Burning Man’s main travel route.

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The 133-square-mile wildfire is now 10 percent contained.

Though the blazes are just miles away from the Burning Man event location, the Nevada firefighters said that they don’t expect it to reach the Burning Man site.

The Burning Man celebration ends Monday, September 4.