I’m already over gender reveals. I think they’re stupid, I think they’re overdone, and I think they’re over the top, but it elevates the entire thing to whole other level when you’re burning down half the county. And unfortunately, it’s all too common.
According to CNN, the El Dorado Fire that is currently wreaking havoc on in San Bernardino County was started as a result of a gender reveal mishap. The fire started on Saturday morning at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and quickly spread north up to Yucaipa Ridge. As of this morning, the fire has burned over 10,000 acres as is only 16% contained.
The CAL FIRE Law Enforcement released the following statement regarding the fire:
“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.”
Surveillance footage revealed that a couple lit some type of gender reveal device which upon detonation, set the surround field ablaze. The family scrambled to put out the flames, but it was already too late. And while the video is out there, California Fire officials have refused to release it to the general public until the investigation concludes.
So far, no homes have been damaged, but many residents in the surrounding area have been evacuated for their safety.
Remember the “only you can prevent forest fires” shit that Smokey the Bear was always saying? Well, as it turns out, Smokey wasn’t lying. Upwards of 80% of all wildfires are caused by people doing dumb shit like explosive gender reveals.
Here’s a few video clips of the scene:
2020 is just showing off now.
The El Dorado Fire, burning in San Bernardino County, California, was caused by a “smoke generating pyrotechnic device” — used AT A GENDER REVEAL PARTY…pic.twitter.com/ZZ70pzEruA
#ElDoradoFire#台風10号 I was waken up in Japan at 3:45am by a call from my husband that he and our 19 kitties may have to be evacuated due to El Dorado Fire. Here in Japan we are expecting the strongest typhoon ever recorded in my hometown tomorrow – 1.82 million have been… pic.twitter.com/lPoNVpOqD8
And of course if you remember back to 2018, an Arizona Border Patrol agent lit nearly 50,000 acres of Arizona on fire when a tannerite explosion gender reveal.
Thankfully, no homes or business were lost in that fire, but the agent was ordered to pay $100,000 up front, along with $500 every month for the next 20 years. That fire resulted in $8 million worth of damage.