Man dies after rushing into Burning Man festival flames – SFGate

A man rushed past layers of security officers into a massive fire at the Burning Man festival’s signature ceremony, suffering burns that left him dead just hours later.Authorities are investigating the death of Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, who broke through a two-layer security perimeter during the Man Burn event in which a giant, wooden effigy is set ablaze.

Nevada’s Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen estimated that there was a crowd of about 50,000 people who were present when the festival’s crew of firefighters pulled Mitchell out of the blaze. He was airlifted to the UC Davis hospital burn center in California, where he died Sunday morning.

Source: Man dies after rushing into Burning Man festival flames – SFGate

Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency in Los Angeles County as fire continues to rage in Verdugo Mountains – LA Times

Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County as firefighters continue to battle a 5,900-acre brush fire in the Verdugo Mountains north of downtown Los Angeles that has destroyed three homes and shut down a stretch of the 210 Freeway.

Source: Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency in Los Angeles County as fire continues to rage in Verdugo Mountains – LA Times