RENO — The main route into Burning Man is closed because of a wildfire. 

The Nevada Department of Transportation reported Wednesday afternoon that Nevada 447 is closed in both directions between Empire and Nixon. 

The fire was 30,000 acres with 0 percent containment on Wednesday night, according to InciWeb. It started Tuesday northwest of Pyramid Lake in the mountains west of the highway.

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The DOT’s road conditions website indicated the closure was estimated to last until 1 a.m. Thursday morning. Sierra Front's Twitter feed said the road was closed until further notice.

"'Burning Man' is a major safety concern on Nevada State Route 447; there is potential for the fire to progress toward the "Burning Man" event area," InciWeb wrote on its website, noting that high-voltage lines have been damaged and structures are threatened.

There is an alternate route to Burning Man from Reno, but it's a six-hour journey up U.S. 395 to Alturas, Calif., and then east into the Black Rock Desert.

There is no estimated re-opening of 447 at this point.