Video released of gender reveal which sparked huge Arizona wildfire

Video released of gender reveal which sparked huge Arizona wildfire

Video released of gender reveal which sparked huge Arizona wildfire

The fire burned for almost two weeks, causing around $8 million (£6.3m) worth of damage, destroying more than 45,000 acres of land and forcing many people from their homes.

The video, obtained by the Arizona Daily Star from the U.S. Forest Service through the Freedom of Information Act, is below. The fire caused $8 million in damages.

Dennis Dickey, 37, of Tucson, pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanour charge in connection with the fire. Dickey lawyer Sean Chapman told the Daily Star that it happened at a party to announce that Dickey and his wife were having a boy.

The video shows an explosive-laden package standing in a dry, grassy field, with the words "boy" and "girl" painted on it. As the flames spread in the brush, two people whose appearances were edited out of the video run in front of the camera. A male voice twice shouts "Start packing up!" "Huh?" another man asks.

An explosive package filled with coloured powder detonates in this still image captured from video in April 2017 near Tucson Arizona
Video released of gender reveal which sparked huge Arizona wildfire

Dickey reported the fire immediately and admitted to starting it. 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.

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

A news release from the USA attorney's office said Agent Dickey will make an initial payment of $100,000, then make monthly payments after that.

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