Published: Tue, November 27, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Video shows gender reveal that started Arizona wildfire

Video shows gender reveal that started Arizona wildfire

The U.S. Forest Service has released video showing an off-duty Border Patrol agent's gender-reveal party explosion that caused a massive wildfire previous year in Arizona. Well, the US Forest Service has now released footage from the scene. The target exploded as planned, revealing the blue powder, but it started what became the Sawmill Fire. At the end of the video a voice can be heard shouting twice, "Start packing up!".

"Dickey started the fire by shooting a rifle at a target".

A video has emerged showing how a US Border Patrol agent's gender-reveal party sparked a devastating wildfire that caused damage estimated at $8.2 million (R114m).

At least 799 firefighters battled the blaze.

Speaking in court, he told the judge: "It was a complete accident. It was probably one of the worst days of my life", Dickey said.

Video captures dramatic moment that caused Sawmill Fire
Video of Border Patrol agent's gender-reveal explosion that sparked wildfire released

The fire burned for nearly two weeks. He also will be sentenced to 5 years of probation and agreed to participate in a public service announcement with the U.S. Forest Service concerning the cause of the Sawmill fire.

He agreed to pay a total of $8.1 million in restitution, starting with an initial payment of $100,000.

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

A newly released video shows a gender reveal party that sparked a wildfire previous year in Arizona.

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