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Wildfires Smoking Out Burning Man

Smoke from nearby wildfires is reaching Black Rock City.

By Chris Roberts
|  Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012  |  Updated 11:16 AM PDT
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Burning Man: Full Swing in the Desert

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Where there's dust, there's also smoke.

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Break out an extra bandanna and wipe off the goggles -- in addition to playa sand, there's playa smoke at Burning Man this year.

Several large wildfires in northern California continue to blaze, and smoke from these conflagarations are expected to reach Burning Man attendees, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
 
Attendees are advised to take precautions such as "drinking more water" to combat the "occasional inundation of smoke that can irritate your throat, lungs and eyes," according to the Bay Citizen.
 
The Rush fire, the fire closest to Black Rock City, the temporary art-exhibit/playa town inhabited by the Burners, is expected to be contained sometime in the next few days, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported.
 

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