The El Dorado Fire began when a couple used a device that was supposed to emit blue or pink smoke to reveal their baby’s gender.
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To date, 63 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2020.
Charles Morton was a Squad Boss with the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Crew.
More than 7,900 wildfires have burned more than 5,468 square miles in California this year.
Some residents in Juniper Hills fled as blowing embers sparked spot fires.
Crews try to contain massive wildfires in Oregon, Washington, and California.
The death occurred Thursday as crews battled the El Dorado Fire, the agency said in a news release.
Crews are trying to locate the firefighter, but no specific details were provided.
An 8' aluminum SVI body mounted on a Freightliner 108SD chassis, which houses a powerful 400HP Cummins L9 engine.