Officials Say Device from Gender Reveal Party Triggered Destructive Wildfires in California
Authorities have news on the unfortunate wildfires that gutted parts of El Dorado and had since been spreading. According to findings, the wildfire was sparked due to substances used at a gender reveal party.
The California fire unit has released a statement on the fire disaster that affected some parts of El Dorado. The circular shared on their official Instagram page addressed San Bernardino County on the wildfire issue.
The official statement made it known that some substance in the smoke generating device used at a gender reveal party triggered the fire:
"...the El Dorado fire burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party…"
The document also made it known that the fire began at past 10 in the morning last Saturday at El Dorado Ranch Park before spreading to the Yucaipa Ridge.
Another fire that broke out near Mammoth Pool Reservoir in California had the authorities recording 20 injured individuals with no deaths.
El Dorado Fire sparked by a gender reveal party has grown to nearly 10,000 acres https://t.co/EfCAE7Oa3p— Microsoft News (@microsoftnews) September 8, 2020
So far, only five percent of the wildfire has been contained. The fire, which gutted an estimated over 7,050 acres, has caused authorities to make excavation orders.
Footage from the event that led to the fire showed some kids and a couple indulging themselves at the Eldorado Ranch Park. Before long, another person joins and lights the smoke device.
WATCH: @PattersonNBC reports from Yucaipa, California, near the El Dorado wildfire, which has scorched more than 7,000 acres and fire officials say was sparked by a pyrotechnic device used at a gender-reveal party. https://t.co/KAyksqUFk3— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 8, 2020
Before long, people were running around and in chaos with water bottles in a bid to quell the fire. However, the flame ended up getting immense. CalFire Investigator Capt Bennet Milloy said of the incident:
"It really is a tragedy, it's sad. They were hoping to remember the day in a different way. You need to be extra cautious because you could be liable."
Another fire that broke out near Mammoth Pool Reservoir in California had the authorities recording 20 injured individuals with no deaths. Over 224 people were rescued, while some people were carried out in stretchers.
The fire broke out last Friday near Shaver Lake as it proceeded to block the road that led to Mammoth Pool ground. California has recorded 900 fire outbreaks since August.