The so-called gender expression parties have been popular among expectant parents for many years. These celebrations more or less creatively express whether the child is a girl or a boy. However, these parties are getting out of hand. A married couple California A careless massacre in connection with a dangerous wildfire is now under investigation.
The couple is accused of starting a fire by burning a smoke grenade at their “sex exposure party” last September, the state attorney in the San Bernardino district announced Wednesday (local time).
About 500 firefighters and several firefighting helicopters were in operation. One firefighter was killed while extinguishing a fast-spreading fire. Called the “El Torado” fire Covering an area of about 90 square kilometers, they displaced thousands of residents and destroyed many homes.
Authorities had previously warned that in the face of heat and drought, wildfires could occur and that negligent or illegal use of fire is a criminal offense. Nevertheless, a “smoke-generating pyrotechnic device” was used, which triggered the fire, CAL Fire, a fire safety officer at the time, said.
Those responsible may face imprisonment
The couple pleaded not guilty. Defendants are scheduled to appear in court again in mid-September. If convicted, there is imprisonment.
Last year, California recorded the most devastating wildfire season. More than 30 were killed and more than 10,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
After a very dry winter, wildfires off the west coast of the United States began unusually early this year. In California, Oregon, Washington And in the West Canada It currently burns in dozens of places.