As reports revealed, Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr. and Angela Renee Jimenez set off a smoke bomb in El Dorado Park to reveal the sex of their unborn child. The bomb was reportedly the inception of a 23-day fire that burned 22,000 acres of land.
Also as a result of the fire, five homes were destroyed, hundreds were displaced for a time, two firefighters were injured, and one was killed. Charles Morton has since been identified as that firefighter that lost his life. He was 39 years old.