Over 20,000 people were evacuated from areas near the El Dorado fire, which had burned through more than 9,000 acres near Yucaipa, California, on Monday, September 7, local media reported.
The fire, in San Bernardino County, was sparked by a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” used at a gender reveal party on September 5, according to fire officials.
The fire began on the Saturday morning at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa and later spread to nearby areas, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said.
San Bernardino National Forest officials said the fire had reached 9,671 acres and was at 7 percent containment on the Monday evening. Credit: Kimberly Clarke via Storyful