Couple Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter After Explosive Gender Reveal Starts Deadly California Wildfire

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Do you remember that wildfire that spread through San Bernardino last year?

If you don’t, I’ll sum it up really quick: Some dipshit’s explosive gender reveal lit El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and quickly spread north up to Yucaipa Ridge. In total, the blaze burned nearly 36 square miles in San Bernardino and Riverside counties before being contained on November 16th. Over 22,000 acres, injured 13 people and it even cost one firefighter his life.

And now according to NPR, the couple responsible was just charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez have pleaded not guilty to the charges involving the wildfire.

The charges include one count of involuntary manslaughter, with other felony and misdemeanor counts.

Lesson here is, as much as y’all want to put on a great show for your family and friends for your gender reveal, don’t do something that could harm the lives of yourself or other people.

It’s just not worth it…

Do you think the kid is really gonna look back on all this with such a fond memory for mom and dad? So grateful that mom and dad are pyros? Hell no… buy something pink, take a picture, put it on Instagram like a normal person… why people are blowing things up to announce they’re having a baby is beyond me.

And of course if you remember back to 2018 when 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.

Video of the explosion was eventually released.

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