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Forest Service releases video of gender reveal explosion that caused wildfire

Forest Service releases video of gender reveal explosion that caused wildfire

The video shows the words "Boy and "Girl" written across a target that's surrounded by tall grass in Green Valley". Dickey and his wife were just looking for a dramatic way to announce the gender of their new baby - but the explosion touched off a fire which torched 47,000 acres and cost $8.2 million to put out.

The video, obtained by the Arizona Daily Star from the U.S. Forest Service through the Freedom of Information Act, is below.

In October, Dennis Dickey, 37, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor violation of U.S. Forest Service regulations for his role in triggering the 45,000-acre Sawmill fire.

He fired a rifle at a target that was supposed to reveal the gender of his unborn baby. "Dickey immediately reported the fire to law enforcement, co-operated, and admitted that he started the fire".

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The explosion was caused by Tannerite, which was packed into the target. A male voice twice shouts "Start packing up!"

"I feel absolutely terrible about it". He agreed to a sentence of five years of probation and will make a public service announcement with the Forest Service about the cause of the blaze. "It was probably one of the worst days of my life", he previously said.

In part, the statement reads: "Dickey agreed to pay restitution totalling $8,188,069".

His gender reveal party was on April 23, 2017, according to CNN affiliate KGUN-TV.

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