A video released Monday showed the gender-reveal party explosion that triggered a 47,000-acre wildfire in 2017.
Amid Freedom of Information act requests, the U.S. Forest Service made the video available. The 49-second clip shows a target exploding with blue smoke before flames rim the dry grass further outside the blast zone.
At the end of the video, a man can be heard urging everyone to "start packing up."
Dennis Dickey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of U.S. Forest Service regulations for starting the Sawmill Fire and was ordered to pay more than $8 million in restitution.
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. (Circa) — A border patrol agent's gender reveal party took an explosive turn and caused a 47,000 acre wildfire.
Dennis Dickey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of U.S. Forest Service regulations for starting the Sawmill Fire.
He has to pay more than $8 million in restitution according to the Department of Justice.
The fire started during a gender reveal on April 23, 2017. Dickey planned to shoot a rifle at a target containing Tannerite, a highly explosive substance.
When Dickey shot the target, it exploded and started a fire that spread.
Firefighters from at least 20 agencies fought the fire for about a week, according to a local affiliate KGUN.