Liminal Labs Fire Chandelier 2023

Fire Safety Liaison Name: Don Hayler
Fire Safety Assistants: Jack Taylor, Thu Ho, Brian Lang, Jonathan Steuer, Nancy Robinson
Leave No Trace Lead: Thu Ho
This is the same flame effect that was approved, implemented, and inspected in 2015.

Flame Effect Scenario

Liminal Labs will have a fire chandelier suspended under the steel Moon Gate entrance to the camp. This is the same flame effect that was approved, implemented, and inspected in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. Fuel pod and chandelier have both been inspected and approved by the fire safety team in previous years and we are not planning to make any changes.

The fire chandelier will be Open Fire/Level Two fire. It will have multiple steel wool “wicks”/pilot lights/flames, but will not have any accumulators. The flames will be lit by hand using a long necked lighter.

The gate has an interior height of 11 feet 5 inches and the chandelier will be suspended so that the bottom of the chandelier is approximately 7 feet above ground level. This will keep people from bumping into the fire while still providing easy access. There is no need for a burn platform due to the height of the flame.

The gate is secured against the wind with 10 foot angle iron outriggers staked to the playa. Wind resistance has been tested successfully via unintentional ‘Maria del Camino’ tank/mutant vehicle contact, damaging the gate significantly without affecting gate stability at all.

The gate is constructed of non-flammable materials (i.e. steel mesh and square stock) so there are no concerns for the chandelier catching anything else on fire. The gate is the entrance to the camp and the nearest structures will be over 10 feet away.

Moon Gate with fire chandelier
Fire chandelier closeup
Fire Chandelier in Moon Gate and closeup
chandelier fire pod
Fuel pod for Fire Chandelier – cited for “Best Fire Practices” 2014