During last night's total lunar eclipse in Black Rock City, Nevada, someone set the Burning Man figure ablaze prematurely. Chortle.

Hey, maybe that was their art? Their statement? Their message? Or their coke pipe exploded? Still, not cool according to Black Rock City firefighters, eclipse fans, and festival organizers. Police swiftly arrested the arson suspect.

No reports of any injuries, serious or otherwise. Except, of course, the apparently indescribable vibe on the Playa, which was almost killed.

UPDATE: it seems that the alleged arsonist, Paul Addis, had a moonbean to grind with Burning Man, is a Hunter S. Thompson's fan (oh, good Lord), and wrote a play called Gonzo. Read more about it here or here.