Gender Reveal Sparks Blaze to 8500 Acres in California


Family members tried to stamp out the fire before it spread to more than 8,500 acres and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.

A California fire that has scorched more 8,500 acres in two days was first sparked when a “pyrotechnic device” was used during a gender reveal, officials said.

Hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes because of the brush fire, and firefighters on Monday were still struggling to keep the flames from reaching homes.

It was all sparked when a family headed out to El Dorado Ranch Park for a gender reveal photo Saturday morning, Capt. Bennet Milloy from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CAL Fire, told BuzzFeed News.

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