These Gender Reveals are Getting WAY Out Of Hand… No Need For Pyrotechnics…
A family that held a gender-reveal party near Palm Springs, California, where they allegedly used a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device, may be held financially responsible for the massive damage and subsequent cost of putting the El Dorado Fire out. The device that was reportedly used is often utilized to release blue or pink smoke to indicate the gender of an expected baby.
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued a press release stating:
CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined 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 fire began at 10:23 am on September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. The fire spread from the park to the north on to Yucaipa Ridge that separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa. CAL FIRE reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn’t take much to start a wildfire. Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially responsible and criminally responsible.
The fire has destroyed at least 7,000 acres of land; temperatures reached 122 degrees in Palm Springs on Saturday. The fire threatened Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls. The communities of Oak Glen, Forest Falls and Mountain Home Village had to be evacuated, the Desert Sun reported.