Authorities said the man who ran into the flames was Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41. The structure, which was heavily guarded by over 600 volunteers, was set ablaze Saturday and during the climax of the burn Mitchell ran through security and into the fire.
BREAKING: Nevada sheriff: Man who ran into Burning Man festival’s signature burning of a towering effigy has died.— AP West Region (@APWestRegion) September 3, 2017
Was our 1st burn..didnt even stay a full day but there was just something that didnt feel right. RIP to that man and hugs 2 those affected— Sin (@SiNAR212) September 3, 2017