//amaanswers.com/how-does-georgias-climate-affect-its-economy"> smoke-generating pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party sparked the El Dorado Fire
burning near Yucaipa, which has charred more than 7,000 acres, officials say.
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Further, what caused the fire in California?
Officials have blamed a gender reveal party for one of several wildfires raging in the US state of California. A "smoke-generating pyrotechnic device" at the event sparked the El Dorado fire, which has now spread over 7,000 acres. It is one of more than two dozen blazes across the state.
Hereof, how did the 2020 California fires start? A freakish siege of thousands of dry lightning strikes in Northern California — a weather event on a scale not seen in decades — moved over lands parched in an era of climate change and sparked four of the five largest wildfires in modern state history, with more than 3 million acres burned in California alone.
At any rate, is Bobcat fire under control?
The Bobcat Fire has grown to nearly 114,000 acres and is 50% contained. Progress continues to be made on containment as the Bobcat Fire is now 50%.
How bad is the Bobcat fire?
The Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest continues to burn into its 17th day. The blaze has grown aggressively in recent days, driven by strong wind gusts. As of Tuesday evening, the fire surpassed 112,000 acres. It's now been one of the largest wildfires in Los Angeles County history for several days.
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There, the fire has already destroyed the homes of the singers Miley Cyrus, Neil Young and Robin Thicke and the actor Gerard Butler. “My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong,” Ms. Cyrus said on Monday on Twitter.
So even though two of the largest fires in California's history are now fully contained, firefighters are still battling two other blazes that have scorched more than 100,000 acres and no relief is in sight. High heat is expected in Southern California, including Los Angeles and San Diego on Friday.
The fire was caused by a "smoke-generating pyrotechnic device" used at a party on Saturday morning in El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa, about 70 miles east of Los Angeles, Cal Fire investigators determined.
The Bobcat Fire is now at 41,231 acres with 3% containment. Firefighters worked diligently last night and into this morning with a focus on protecting Mt. Wilson and the foothills communities.