Video shows how gender reveal party became an $11 million Arizona fire

Video shows how gender reveal party became an $11 million Arizona fire

The United States Forest Service released video from its investigation of the origins of the Sawmill Fire.

This is the moment a gender reveal stunt went horribly wrong, starting a 45,000-acre fire which caused millions of dollars' worth of damage.

The explosion caused the surrounding dry grass to catch on fire.

The footage shows the flames quickly spreading before a man can be heard yelling: "Start packing up, start packing up". At one point during the next week at least 799 firefighters were working to put out the fire, which ran up costs of approximately $8.2 million according to the May 5, 2017 national Situation Report.

Dickey, now 37, immediately reported the fire to law enforcement and said he had been responsible for starting it, court documents say.

An American couple accidentally started a 47,000-acre wildfire that took nearly 800 firefighters to extinguish when their gender reveal went horribly wrong.

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The Arizona Daily Star obtained the video from the U.S. Forest Service through a public-records request.

Border Patrol agent Dennis Dickey, though the Freedom of Information Act.

The video shows the words "Boy and "Girl" written across a target that's surrounded by tall grass in Green Valley". I feel absolutely disgusting about it.

The fire burned almost 47,000 acres of state land in a little more than a week.

"I feel absolutely awful about it", Dickey told the Arizona Daily Star, "It was probably one of the worst days of my life".

He was sentenced the following month to five years of probation. "It was probably one of the worst days of my life.", Dickey said.

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