Huge Wildfire So Big It Can Be Seen From Space Was Started by a Gender Reveal Firework

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The cause of the huge wildfire in El Dorado has now been revealed and it looks like there’s going to be a hefty punishment…

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

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So they’re very common in places such as Australia, Africa, South-East Asia, South America… and even here in the United States.

The majority can come from absolutely nowhere and their destruction can be terrifying.

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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.

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

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

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

We are now suffering here in the United States.

And it’s showing little sign of slowing down.

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

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As of Sunday, the fire remained at 5 percent containment amid extreme weather conditions, in which temperatures soared to a record 121 degrees.

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

Including in San Bernardino County due to the El Dorado blaze.

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

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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.

“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.

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

“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 criminal charges could fall under “a variety of charges,” he said – which would be more severe if homes were destroyed. The family could also 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.

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And keep on reading for more details about the unfortunate pilot who lost his life attempting to battle the blazes…