RENO, Nev. (AP) – The Nevada entry way to Burning Man has been closed due to a wildfire that is roaring through the area.

Officials say the fire was 0 percent contained as of Wednesday night and had burned about 47 square miles (122 square kilometers) of land.

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Officials say the Burning Man gathering is a major safety concern, as there is potential for the fire to progress toward the event.

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The Nevada Department of Transportation shut down traffic on Nevada 447 in both directions between Empire and Nixon. There is an alternate route to Burning Man from Reno, but it’s a six-hour drive up U.S. 395 to Alturas, California.

The fire started on Tuesday northwest of Pyramid Lake in the mountains west of the highway.

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