Protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline site have started their tents on fire as the evacuation deadline nears.

The fiery scene is unfolding at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation Wednesday morning.

According to NBC News, the protesters are doing it for "cultural reasons."

The deadline for evacuation is set for 2:00 P.M. Wednesday with the National Guard overseeing the progress.

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