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Man Runs Into Fire And Dies At Burning Man
9 months ago

Every year, tens of thousands of people come to Nevada to participate in Burning Man. Saturday night, a man died after running into the fiery structure.

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. 

The Burning Man community shared their grief on Twitter:

One attendee had a bad feeling during the week:

Burning Man responded by sharing suicide prevention hotlines and information about peer counseling:

If you're not familiar with Burning Man, check out this overview video: