A helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: APA helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: AP
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: AP

‘Gender reveal pyrotechnic’ sparks California wildfire, prompting evacuation

  • Couple set field ablaze with device that was supposed to emit coloured smoke to unveil child’s biological sex
  • More than 500 firefighters sent to scene as flames spread over thousands of acres

Topic |   Extreme weather
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: APA helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: AP
A helicopter prepares to drop water on a wildfire in Yucaipa, California, on Saturday. Photo: AP
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