Gender-reveal pyrotechnic sparked massive El Dorado fire

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Gender-reveal pyrotechnic sparked massive El Dorado fire

A smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party caused the El Dorado Fire burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, C

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A smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party caused the El Dorado Fire burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, CAL FIRE Law Enforcement announced Sunday evening.

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“The fire began at 10:23 a.m. on September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa,” a Cal Fire San Bernardino Unit statement said.

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“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,” the statement said.

A plume of smoke from the El Dorado Fire is seen from the Interstate 10 in Loma Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

A plume of smoke from the El Dorado Fire is seen from the Interstate 10 in Loma Linda, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The fire has caused the evacuation of 3,000 residents, according to CBSLA, and is currently at 5 percent containment. The fire burned 7,050-acres and continues amid extreme weather conditions.

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