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Gender Reveal Party Gone Wrong Causing A Devastating Wildfire

One of the exciting events to host in a parent’s pregnancy journey is the ‘gender reveal’ party and there are exciting and grandiose ways of performing it including the use of fireworks.

Unfortunately, a recent ‘gender reveal’ party went from a joyous moment to worrisome when it didn’t go as planned and caused a massive wildfire devouring anything that’s on its way.

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A ‘gender reveal’ gathering is now held responsible for one of the various wildfires seething in California, US.

A "smoke-producing pyrotechnic gadget" at the occasion started the El Dorado fire, which now has spread to more than 7,000 sections of land.

The biggest burst, known as the Creek Fire, has consumed 73,000 sections of land and specialists said none of it has been controlled.

18:45 on Friday (01:45 GMT on Saturday) when the fire began in the Sierra National Forest, a zone of steep and rough territory.

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200 individuals caught after the rapidly spreading fire were rescued by the helicopters, going through the famous Mammoth Pool Reservoir, 40 miles (60km) north-east of Fresno. 20 of them were injured and some were suffering from burns.

Dan Tune, the national forest spokesperson said that he didn't have a clue how close the fire was to the campground which is also a well-known fishing and boating zone.

Meanwhile, the El Dorado fire has spread to over 7,000 sections of land.

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, accused a "smoke-creating pyrotechnic gadget, utilized during a “gender reveal party" for originating the blast.

Gender Reveal parties are hosted to announce and celebrate whether the expecting parents will have either a baby girl or a baby boy. In the past years, enormous parties like this have turned out badly, which has caused a woman’s death in 2019.

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This isn't the first incident involving this occasion in causing a wildfire. In April 2017, a ‘gender reveal’ party in Arizona sparked a 7-days wildfire which consumed 45,000 sections of land.

Dennis Dickey, the expecting father, was given five years probation and requested to pay losses.

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Mostly caused by lightning strikes, California has seen about 1,000 wildfires since the 15th of August.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a state of emergency in five Californian provinces - Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino, and San Diego on Sunday due to the wildfires.

Strict departure orders are currently up for various territories in Madera County.

Experts in the Los Angeles region have shut down various climbing trails in the Santa Monica mountains because of the surging heat.

Malibu Search and Rescue announced and encouraged individuals not to hike in high temperatures after the death of a hiker:

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