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For eight hours this Saturday, the Old Fourth Ward will debut a festival and "Curated Street Experience" that sounds like a family-friendly field day for pyros. In a neighborhood ravaged by the Fire of 1917, the first-annual "Fire In The Fourth" will "celebrate rebirth" with fire performances, fire installations, firefighter rescue competitions, circus arts, music ranging from gospel choirs to the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable and — get this — some guy who's going to try to consume a world-record 101 fire torches in one minutes. The festival will engulf Edgewood and Auburn avenues for one block, between Boulevard and Jackson Street.