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Photos: Fire fest in Frisco

Burning Man fire-art fundraiser brings out the pyros for a bit of flaming fun.
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"Bizzaro Saguaro"

Robert Kilpatrick's "Bizzaro Saguaro" is a metal cactus sculpture that shoots huge flames and glows red and purple when it heats up.

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Carpetbag Brigade

Members of the Carpetbag Brigade Physical Theater Company perform at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco, May 18, 2006.

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"Echeveria Fountain"

Orion Fredericks' "Echeveria Fountain" creates a vortex of water within which fire spins.

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"Fire Feather"

The Flaming Lotus Girls' "Fire Feather" blasts flame at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco, May 18, 2006.

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"Fire Vortex"

Nate Smith's "Fire Vortex" involves fire artists shooting flame into a vortex created by 12 big fans. The result is a fire tornado that vaults high in the air.

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Fireworks finale

At the very end of the first day of the Fire Arts Exposition, May 18, 2006, participants were treated to a fireworks show in the parking lot of Monster Park in San Francisco.

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Pyrocussion

Pyrocussion plays at the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco. The two-person group plays percussion instruments that shoot flame when hit.

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"The Gate" and woman

A participant at the Fire Arts Exposition reaches up in celebration of the Flaming Lotus Girls' "The Gate."

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"Thermo" and Tesla

Therm brought two pieces, "Thermo Kraken" and "Tesla Coil," to the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco. Thermo Kraken shoots fire, while the Tesla coil erupts in electricity.

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Vau de Vire onstage

The San Francisco performance troupe Vau de Vire Society performs onstage at the Fire Arts Exposition.

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"Wishing Well"

Bob Hofmann's "Wishing Well" was a beautiful addition to the Fire Arts Exposition in San Francisco.

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Xeno onstage

Xeno, a San Francisco performance collective, performs their acrobatic, fire-based act.

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