A California wildfire that has destroyed 7,050 acres of land 40 miles northeast of Palm Springs has erupted during a sex-revealing party.
The California Department of Forests and Fire Protection said Sunday night that a pyrotechnic device that produces smoke caused the fire.
Devices are sometimes used to release blue or pink smoke to announce the sex of an expectant baby.
The blaze started at 10:23 a.m. Saturday, 527 firefighters and 1027 people are currently trying to stop the blaze.
Spread from El Dorado Ranch Park north to Yucaipa Ridge. The ridge separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from Yucaipa.
Bennet Milloy, a spokesman for the department, told DailyMail.com that the people hosting the party were still on the scene when firefighters arrived.
“We know how it started because it was still there,” he said. “That, and the fact that there were surveillance cameras in the park.”
Milloy said it was a relatively small family reunion and that relatives had gathered for a photo shoot.
He did not know if they were locals, but said they were potentially civilians and criminally liable for the prison facing the fire and a huge fine. The family could be held responsible for the entire multimillion-dollar firefighting costs, he said.
Asked if the family realized the seriousness of their misery, he said: “They understood the seriousness of the fire.”
Milloy continued: “They really thought it was an accident.
“But I think they now understand the seriousness of the situation.”
He did not have his names, but said he would be released if pressured.
The El Dorado fire, which broke out Saturday morning and started with a sex-revealing party, has been confirmed.
The California Department of Forests and Fire Protection said Sunday night that a party had revealed the sex had set the fire on fire.
The fire is pictured moving on the slopes of the San Bernardino National Park on Sunday
The fire quickly spread north from where it started at El Dorado Ranch Park north, on the Yucaipa Ridge
The fire spread from El Dorado Ranch Park to the north, to the Yucaipa Ridge and to the San Bernardino National Forest.
Evacuation orders are available for Oak Glen, Yucaipa Ridge, Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls
No injuries were reported. An outbuilding was destroyed on Saturday, Desert Sun. reported, but no other damage was reported as of Sunday afternoon.
The newspaper reported that about 30 houses were threatened by the fire.
Evacuation orders are available for Oak Glen, Yucaipa Ridge, Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls.
An evacuation warning is now in place for the Yucaipa bench area, the fire department said.
Residents say they can be evacuated to the Yucaipa Community Center as a temporary evacuation facility.
Firefighters are using 60 firefighters and four helicopters to put out the blaze.
“CAL FIRE reminds the public that with dry conditions and critical fire weather, it does not take long for a fire to start,” the press release said.
“Those who are responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be considered financially responsible and criminally liable.”
Satellite images on Saturday gave a sense of the scale of the El Dorado fire, which began with a sex-revealing party
The El Dorado fire broke out in the San Bernardino National Forest, near Oak Glen, wiping out more than 7,000 acres
Helicopters, planes and more than 60 fire engines were used by 527 firefighters to try to contain the blaze.
A firefighting plane appears to be flooding the area with specially designed fire retardants designed to suffocate sparks
Helicopters were also used, throwing gallons of water into the fire in an effort to contain the flames.
Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency as a series of fires devastate his state.
California Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties Sunday, including San Bernardino County, due to the El Dorado fire that continues to be “extremely active” due to dry vegetation, dry ground and steep terrain. weather throughout the area.
Officials are urging residents to heed evacuation warnings and travelers to stay away from the fire area.
“We need to keep firefighters focused on firefighting and not on human management,” fire officials said in a joint news release on Sunday.
The El Dorado Fire is currently burning two miles from where Apple Fire destroyed 33,000 acres last month.
Fire officials said it would be helpful, as the El Dorado Fire could enter the “burn” and take it out.
The Apple Fire, which contained 95 percent for weeks, was ignited on July 31 by a diesel vehicle that “emits carbon fuel from the exhaust system,” the researchers said.
Temperatures in the area are expected to exceed 110 degrees near Yucaipa as Southern California is flooded by a heat wave.
On Saturday, temperatures peaked at 122 degrees in Palm Springs and similar conditions were expected on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Firefighters say 527 people were working to put out the blaze, which benefited from dry conditions
The National Weather Service has warned of a “deadly heat wave” that will hit areas of California during Labor Day
Across California, firefighters are is currently fighting 23 fires, which have destroyed 1.6 million acres so far.
Nearly 15,000 firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze and fighting record temperatures in the state.
Firefighters fear the situation will only get worse.
“The National Weather Service has issued several fire and red flag warnings for this weekend and next week due to potentially critical weather fires, such as strong winds and low humidity,” the fire service said in a statement.
A red flag warning is said to be in effect for much of the interior empire through San Diego by Sunday.
A red flag warning also went into effect Sunday afternoon in the Santa Barbara Mountains as far as Los Angeles County.
A red flag warning has been issued for Modoc County since Monday.
A Fire Weather Watch in much of Northern California, including the Bay Area, and the Eastern Sierra in the Mojave Desert will begin Monday.
About 43 million Americans are watching the heat and have been told to stay indoors
Throughout the beach of Santa Monica, people got into the sand with their friends and family
Santa Monica Beach was packed with sun lovers, surfers and swimmers on Saturday during the Labor Day holiday.
Huntington Beach in California was full of people chilling on the waves on a hot day