A fire that has destroyed over 7,000 acres and forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents was caused by a "smoke generating" explosive used at a gender-reveal party, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. "With the dry conditions and critical fire weather, it doesn’t take much to start a wildfire. Those responsible for starting fires due to negligence or illegal activity can be held financially and criminally responsible," the statement said.
Twisted History produced by John Kelly, research by Saint Anne
"The fire erupted around 10:30 a.m. Saturday at El Dorado Ranch Park, and by afternoon, had spurred the evacuation of about 3,000 residents. The fire remained at 5 percent containment, with more than 600 personnel battling the flames." — CBS
SHUT IT DOWN. No more gender-reveal parties. At least, you shouldn't be allowed to use explosives. If we can't all agree this has gotten WAY out of hand, we are doomed.
This isn't even the first time a gender-reveal mishap has started a forest fire:
Twisted History with Large, Vibbs, and Saint Anne has a special episode this Wednesday for the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist attacks.
Follow us @TwistedHistory on Twitter/Instagram