Fire is warm and fun! This isn’t called a Burn for nothing, after all. It’s also not the safest way to have fun, so to avoid any unfortunate incidents the Fire Art Safety Team (F.A.S.T.) would like you to be aware of a few points:

Want to learn more about the F.A.S.T.? Check out their department page for more info.


  • It’s likely to be cold at night. Fires are a great way to keep warm, but please follow these guidelines
  • No Open Fires, all fires must be contained, e.g. in a Burn Barrel
  • No fires in the forest
  • Fire must not be directly on the ground (acceptable platforms include: pad of dirt/gravel, barrel on legs or bricks, portable fireplace, metal sheet on bricks, etc)
  • Fires must be attended and monitored and have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher handy just in case.
  • 10′ radius around the fire must be clear of brush and dry grass
  • Pyrotechnics are NOT allowed


  • Flame effects must comply with NFPA160 and must be inspected by FAST. If you’re bringing a flame effect please contact us before the event
  • When you arrive at the event with a flame effect please check in with FAST for a quick inspection
  • If you intend to burn an art piece you are responsible for a burn plan and staffing a perimeter. Please contact FAST as soon as possible if you intend to do this.
  • Contact FAST (Fire Art Safety Team) at to discuss burning art or operating a flame effect.


  • Fire spinning and similar performance is allowed subject to the same rules as other fire
  • Performance must be in an area clear of brush and dry grass. Fire is not permitted in the forest.
  • Hyperborea is a Leave No Trace event – do not spill, spin out, or burn fuel on the ground.
  • Performers must have a safety with a wet or fire-retardant blanket ready.

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