The San Bernardino National Forest Service revealed that a firefighter has been killed in the El Dorado Fire in California. This is the blaze started this month by fireworks from a gender reveal party.
In a statement, the forest service said the firefighter was killed on Thursday. His identity was withheld pending the notification of next of kin.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time,” The San Bernardino National Forest Service posted on Twitter.
According to reports, the El Dorado Fire was started by a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” used at a gender reveal party over Labor Day weekend in El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles.
As of Friday morning, the El Dorado Fire had scorched more than 21,000 acres of land and was 66% contained.