Update: El Dorado Fire ignited at gender reveal photoshoot grows to over 17K acres

  • Source: KTTV-TV MyFox 11 Los Angeles
  • Published: 09/15/2020 09:46 AM

Firefighters continue to make progress on the El Dorado Fire, which authorities determined was sparked by a smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal photoshoot over the Labor Day weekend. The fire has grown to 17,598 acres and is currently 54% contained, it was reported Sept. 15. Initial reports stated the device was used at a gathering, but it was later revealed it was used for a photoshoot. On Sept. 15, firefighters built a contingency line between the blaze and the Angelus Oaks community in anticipation of a wind influence. Currently, the fire is actively burning on an upslope towards San Bernardino Peak, the San Bernardino National Forest said. According to San Bernardino NF, the fire is expected to continue burning down the hill toward Highway 38 Tuesday and "fire crews are in position to directly attack the fire with both hand lines and hose lines."


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