California couple whose gender-reveal party sparked a wildfire charged with 30 crimes

The pyrotechnic device sparked the destructive El Dorado fire, which destroyed five homes and killed one firefighter

A California couple has been criminally charged for their role in igniting last year’s destructive El Dorado wildfire after they used a pyrotechnic device during a gender-reveal party.

The blaze torched close to 23,000 acres (9,300 hectares), destroyed five homes and 15 other buildings, and claimed the life of a firefighter, Charlie Morton.

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Source: theguardian