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BURNING MAN 2014


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Rangers take hands-off approach to safety

By Elizabeth Kieszkowski

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 06, 2014

~~<p>The sun beat down. The ground turned up thorns. Stinging Portuguese men-of-war threatened on the beach nearby. It was a beautiful, blue-sky day in Hawaii, but not without its dangers.</p>
<p>As about a dozen volunteers at a training session in Wai&shy;ma&shy;nalo learned, Burning Man, the annual pyrotechnic summer festival in Nevada, offers many more ways to encounter harm. But while 60,000-plus adventurers coalesce in the desert each year to burn the 40-odd-foot-tall wooden &quot;Man&quot; to ashes, relatively few are seriously hurt and even fewer require intervention.</p>
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The sun beat down. The ground turned up thorns. Stinging Portuguese men-of-war threatened on the beach nearby. It was a beautiful, blue-sky day in Hawaii, but not without its dangers.

As about a dozen volunteers at a training session in Wai­ma­nalo learned, Burning Man, the annual pyrotechnic summer festival in Nevada, offers many more ways to encounter harm. But while 60,000-plus adventurers coalesce in the desert each year to burn the 40-odd-foot-tall wooden "Man" to ashes, relatively few are seriously hurt and even fewer require intervention. Login for more...



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