Firework at gender reveal party starts wildfire, burns 8,600 acres in California

Firework at gender reveal party starts wildfire, burns 8,600 acres in California

One of the multiple wildfires burning in California was started during a gender-reveal party, officials said.

A “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” used at the party sparked the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release.

The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. PT at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release.

The fire has since grown to 8,600 acres and is just 7% contained, according to the San Bernardino National Forest.

Over 500 firefighters and four helicopters battled the El Dorado blaze east of San Bernardino.

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