California Wildfire-Gender Reveal

FILE - Firefighters arrive to attend a memorial for Charles Morton, the U.S. Forest Service firefighter assigned to the Big Bear Hotshots who was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 17 on the El Dorado Fire, Sept. 25, 2020 at The Rock Church in San Bernardino, Calif. A man whose family鈥檚 gender reveal ceremony in 2020 sparked a Southern California wildfire that killed the firefighter has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors announced the guilty plea on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) 鈥 A man whose family's gender reveal photo shoot that killed a firefighter in 2020 has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, prosecutors said Friday.

The El Dorado Fire erupted on Sept. 5, 2020, when Refugio Jimenez Jr. and Angelina Jimenez and their young children in Yucaipa, at the foot of the San Bernardino Mountains.

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