Burning Man attendee jumps into flames (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

A Burning Man attendee was feared dead after jumping into the flames from the festival's burning effigy.

Firefighters and other rescue crews chased the man, who slipped through a safety perimeter and sprinted for the flames at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Graphic images show the man diving head-first into the massive fire.

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A Burning Man participant evades a chasing firefighter and runs into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS
A Burning Man participant (L) evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A Burning Man participant (L) evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS TEMPLATE OUT
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A Burning Man participant (L) evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS TEMPLATE OUT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A Burning Man participant (L) evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS TEMPLATE OUT
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A firefighter watches as a Burning Man participant (L) evades a chasing firefighter and falls into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. TEMPLATE OUT
ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH A firefighter attempts to pull a Burning Man participant out of the flames after he evaded the firefighter and ran into the flames of the "Man Burn" after evading the attempted tackles of multiple other rangers and law enforcement personnel at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. TEMPLATE OUT
Firefighters are forced to abandon their attempted rescue of a Burning Man participant (body seen at lower left rear) who ran into the flames of the "Man Burn" when the structure began to crumble and fall around them at the annual Burning Man arts and music festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, U.S. September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg FOR USE WITH BURNING MAN RELATED REPORTING ONLY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS
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Black Rock City fire crews rescued the man, and he was treated at the scene and airlifted to a burn center, the festival said in a statement posted to its website.

The man's condition wasn't clear on Sunday.

The 50-foot wooden effigy is a centerpiece of the festival, which attracts tens of thousands of people to the Nevada desert each year.

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