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A California couple whose gender reveal party sparked a wildfire that killed a firefighter and burned more than 22,000 acres has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges involving the El Dorado Fire which killed firefighter Charles Morton, 39, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson said at a news conference.
The article goes on to state the following:
The El Dorado Fire erupted on September 5 when the couple and their young children staged a baby gender reveal at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The report explains that the pyrotechnic device used in the family’s gender reveal stunt set off a massive fire that burned nearly 36 square miles of land and took over two months to extinguish.
The couple had first tried to douse the flames with bottled water, then called 911. But the fire, started on a hot, windy day, quickly roared to life.
The Daily Mail reported: “The couple was indicted by a grand jury and the indictment was unsealed Tuesday, according to the Press Telegram.”
Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez were charged with one count of involuntary manslaughter, 3 felony counts of recklessly causing a fire with great bodily injury, 4 felony counts of recklessly causing a fire to inhabited structures and 22 misdemeanor counts (1/2)
— Brian Rokos (@Brian_Rokos) July 21, 2021
The fire killed San Diego native Charles Morton, a 39-year-old leader of the elite Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad. Morton had worked as a firefighter for 18 years, mostly with the U.S. Forest Service. https://t.co/ycoSiTvcLZ
— NBC 7 San Diego (@nbcsandiego) July 21, 2021
I hope their punishment is severe and sets an example. California is among the most fire-prone places, and your gender reveal party is not worth it. Charles Morton will never get to celebrate another holiday because of your foolishness. https://t.co/Xi9ZrXGvtR #California
— Rep. Matthew Clark (@CouncilmanClark) July 21, 2021
Couple whose gender reveal party ‘sparked 2020 California wildfire that killed a firefighter and burned more than 22,000 acres’ charged with involuntary manslaughterhttps://t.co/2y8ouv4M6z
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) July 21, 2021
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