A gender reveal sparked a wildfire in California that’s grown to 7,000 acres

A gender reveal sparked a wildfire in California that’s grown to 7,000 acres

By Hollie Silverman, CNN

Updated 7:17 AM ET, Mon September 7, 2020

Massive wildfires tear through California

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Top five costliest hurricanes in US history

Storm chasing photographers take photos underneath a rotating supercell storm system in Maxwell, Nebraska on September 3, 2016. Although multiple tornado warnings were issued throughout the area, no funnel cloud touched down. / AFP / Josh Edelson / XGTY
RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  / MANDATORY CREDIT:  "AFP PHOTO / Josh EDELSON" / NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS /  DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  ==        (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The difference between a tornado watch and a warning

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Iowans living in tents after major storms hit the state

DODGE CITY, KS - MAY 24: A tornado is seen south of Dodge City, Kansas moving north on May 24, 2016 in Dodge City, Kansas. About 30 tornadoes were reported on Tuesday in five different states from Michigan to Texas. Damage to homes and property was also reported in Ford County, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)

How to prepare for severe weather

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Traffic puts tornado chasers’ lives in danger

The Vortex SE team deploys a StickNet during a Tornado Chase in Tennessee.

Chasing deadly tornadoes in the Southeast

A ‘dry’ monsoon? They’re more common than you think.

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What is the ‘Ring of Fire’?

This picture taken on July 26, 2015 shows a child playing in a fountain on a square to cool himself amid a heatwave in Binzhou, eastern China's Shandong province.   CHINA OUT     AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

What NOT to do in a heat wave

Massive wildfires tear through California

Larry Pierson, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., purchases bottled water from the Harris Teeter grocery store on the Isle of Palms in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms S.C., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

How to prepare for a hurricane

IN SPACE - In this handout photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Patricia is seen from the International Space Station. The hurricane made landfall on the Pacfic coast of Mexico on October 23. (Photo by Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images)

Why hurricanes are so hard to predict

Hurricane Alex Jan. 14, 2016.
Source: NOAA

Hurricanes: What you don’t know

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How are hurricanes named?

Why flash floods are so dangerous

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07:  Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm on July 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The monsoon storm dropped heavy rain and hail in parts of the valley causing street flooding and power outages.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How to protect yourself from lightning

What ‘rapid intensification’ means for storms

costliest us hurricanes orig_00000114.jpg

Top five costliest hurricanes in US history

Storm chasing photographers take photos underneath a rotating supercell storm system in Maxwell, Nebraska on September 3, 2016. Although multiple tornado warnings were issued throughout the area, no funnel cloud touched down. / AFP / Josh Edelson / XGTY
RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE  / MANDATORY CREDIT:  "AFP PHOTO / Josh EDELSON" / NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS /  DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS  ==        (Photo credit should read JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The difference between a tornado watch and a warning

iowa derecho storm damage disaster orig mg_00000000.jpg

Iowans living in tents after major storms hit the state

DODGE CITY, KS - MAY 24: A tornado is seen south of Dodge City, Kansas moving north on May 24, 2016 in Dodge City, Kansas. About 30 tornadoes were reported on Tuesday in five different states from Michigan to Texas. Damage to homes and property was also reported in Ford County, Kansas. (Photo by Brian Davidson/Getty Images)

How to prepare for severe weather

weather storm chaser convergence nccorig_00010423.jpg

Traffic puts tornado chasers’ lives in danger

The Vortex SE team deploys a StickNet during a Tornado Chase in Tennessee.

Chasing deadly tornadoes in the Southeast

A ‘dry’ monsoon? They’re more common than you think.

ring of fire chad myers weather orig_00003221.jpg

What is the ‘Ring of Fire’?

This picture taken on July 26, 2015 shows a child playing in a fountain on a square to cool himself amid a heatwave in Binzhou, eastern China's Shandong province.   CHINA OUT     AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

What NOT to do in a heat wave

Massive wildfires tear through California

Larry Pierson, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., purchases bottled water from the Harris Teeter grocery store on the Isle of Palms in preparation for Hurricane Florence at the Isle of Palms S.C., Monday, Sept. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

How to prepare for a hurricane

IN SPACE - In this handout photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Patricia is seen from the International Space Station. The hurricane made landfall on the Pacfic coast of Mexico on October 23. (Photo by Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images)

Why hurricanes are so hard to predict

Hurricane Alex Jan. 14, 2016.
Source: NOAA

Hurricanes: What you don’t know

how hurricanes are named orig_00002729.jpg

How are hurricanes named?

Why flash floods are so dangerous

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07:  Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm on July 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The monsoon storm dropped heavy rain and hail in parts of the valley causing street flooding and power outages.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How to protect yourself from lightning

What ‘rapid intensification’ means for storms

costliest us hurricanes orig_00000114.jpg

Top five costliest hurricanes in US history

(CNN)As multiple wildfires burn in California, one of the fires was started during a gender-reveal party, officials said.A “smoke generating pyrotechnic device” used at the party caused the El Dorado Fire in San Bernardino County, Cal Fire said in a press release.The fire started Saturday at 10:23 a.m. at the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and spread from the park north on to Yucaipa Ridge, according to the release.It has since grown to 7,050 acres as of early Monday morning, the Cal Fire incident website shows.Content by CNN UnderscoredLearn a new language for less with these Rosetta Stone dealsRosetta Stone has deals on one-year, two-year and even lifetime subscriptions so you can pick up a new language or two.

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