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Burning Man - Literally! Guy Runs Into Flames At Fest

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Sep. 6 2017, Updated 4:44 p.m. ET

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A man is in 'critical condition' after running straight into a wall of flames at the close of the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert

Around 70,000 revelers had gathered to witness the burning of a giant effigy when the man broke through, evaded security, and ran directly into the flames suffering terrible burns.

Shocked on-lookers watched as emergency services dragged him out of the fire before he was air lifted to a nearby burns unit for treatment.

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Authorities told that he was in a 'critical condition' following the horrific incident on Saturday night.

The festival issued a statement through its website:

"At approximately 10.30pm Saturday evening, a male participant at the annual Burning Man event in Northern Nevada broke through a safety perimeter and into a fire. Black Rock City fire personnel rescued him from the fire.


"The individual was treated on scene, transported to the on-site medical facility and airlifted to a burn center".

A man died in 2014 after running into the flames of a Burning Man event at a spin-off festival in Ohio.

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