Gender Reveal Party Family Could Face Manslaughter Charge After Firefighter Dies in El Dorado Fire | 22 Words

After a firefighter died while tackling the blazes in El Dorado, the family responsible for the out-of-control fire could be facing severe consequences...

It has been a perilous time for California.

For the last couple of weeks, several wildfires have been burning across the state, resulting in millions of acres being burned, and thousands of residents evacuated.

Firefighters have been battling valiantly against the blazes...

But, sadly, one has reportedly died as a result of the El Dorado wildfire, which was sparked by a gender-reveal party gone wrong.

So, because of this...

The people responsible for the fire could be facing serious consequences for their actions.

Now, as you will all be aware, wildfires are one of Mother Nature's most deadly forces...

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And there is absolutely no stopping them from spreading their path of destruction.

These uncontrollable fires occur in areas with a hot climate...

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So they're somewhat of a common occurrence in places like Australia, Africa, South-East Asia, South America, and even here in the United States.

Take the Australian bushfires at the start of this year, for example.

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Igniting in December of 2019 and finally burning out in March of this year, Australia faced one of their most deadly summers in decades.

The fires were utterly devastating.

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Thirty-four people in total lost their lives and more than 2,700 homes were completely destroyed by the flames.

Australia's wildlife numbers may never be the same ever again.

It has been estimated that approximately 8,000 koala bears perished in the bushfires alongside thousands of other animals and birds.

It was an utterly tragic time for Australia...

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And even though they're now healing thanks to the help of volunteers from all around the world, the 2020 bushfires are something the country will never get over.

And now, just to make this terrible year even worse...

We are now suffering here in the United States.

California has been under siege by a devastating wildfire for the past few weeks.

And it's showing little sign of slowing down.

The El Dorado Fire has burned more than 19,000 acres of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, at the time of writing.

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And has since prompted the evacuation of more than three-thousand residents.

More than six-hundred firefighters have been battling the blaze.

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On Sunday, fire officials reported better conditions and less fire activity, but warned that "critically dry fuels still exist, and spot fires continue to occur."

The fire is so huge that at can be seen from space.

And is one of twenty-two major fires burning in the state.

So, of course, when the cause of the El Dorado fire was determined...

People were understandably outraged.

Officials say the devastating blaze was started by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device...

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Which was used at a gender reveal party to generate pink or blue smoke. In a press release, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection announced the fire started just after 10:20 am in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa.

They said the following:

“CAL Fire reminds the public that with the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn’t take much to start a wildfire," the news release said.

The statement continued:

“Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially and criminally responsible."

According to the Daily Mail, Bennet Milloy, spokesman for the department said those responsible were at the scene when the fire began.

"We know how it started because they were still there," he said. "That, and the fact that there were surveillance cameras in the park."

The people involved could allegedly now face jail time and a huge fine.

The family could be hit with violations of public resources codes and even arson, under California's penal code section 452. As per the Daily Mail, arson convictions can result in a sentence of up to 9 years.

But now, their charges could potentially be taken to the next level.

Devastatingly, a firefighter lost his life while battling the blaze, meaning that the family could now be facing a charge of manslaughter.

The fatality was the El Dorado fire's first...

And the identity of the firefighter has not yet been revealed. Bennet Milloy of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection told TooFab on Friday: "Obviously, there's a lot that has to be determined before we speculate on whether they could be charged with manslaughter - but California law does provide that if somebody were responsible for starting a fire which killed a person, they could be charged with manslaughter."

The family involved in the disastrous gender reveal party has been fully cooperating with authorities...

And, as of yet, no charges have been brought forward. This is a developing story, and we will be posting updates accordingly.