Firefighter killed after battling California wildfire sparked at gender reveal event

Ron Holman/Visalia Times-Delta via USA TODAY NETWORK

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — A firefighter died Thursday battling a wildfire near Yucaipa that was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender.

The death occurred Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the U.S. Forest Service said in a news release.

The cause is under investigation, and more details would be made available as they are confirmed, the forest service said. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

"Our deepest sympathies are with the family, friends and fellow firefighters during this time," the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service said in a statement

No other information was released about the firefighter, the agency the firefighter worked for or the circumstances of the firefighter's death.

Publish : 2020-09-19 00:33:12

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