Burning Man statue burns — a bit too early

BLACK ROCK CITY — The entire point of Burning Man is, I'll remind the uninitiated, is to gather together in the desert to torch a giant wooden statue called, yes, The Man. But that's supposed to happen this weekend. It's 3 in the morning on Tuesday, and The Man is ON FIRE!! HOLY FUCKING MOTHER OF FUCK! More as it happens!

Update: The fine Black Rock City Fire Department — a volunteer organization, of course — has put the blaze out. You never saw so may hippies so conflicted.