Video shows moment when gender-reveal bomb sparked $8M Sawmill Fire

Posted November 28, 2018

Remember the gender reveal party that went horrifically wrong and ended up causing a massive 47,000-acre wildfire that cost $8 million (£6.2m) to deal with?

In the video, a man, whose identity was blurred, can be heard telling others to "start packing up" following the explosion.

Dickey pleaded guilty in September to a misdemeanor violation of US Forest Service regulations for igniting the wildfire, the statement said. He's now been sentenced to 5 years probation. He was holding an off duty party to celebrate his wife's pregnancy at which the gender of his baby was revealed. When the former agent fired his rifle, the baby's gender was revealed but the blaze also ignited.

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.

Dickey, 37, came forward right away to let authorities know that he had sparked the fire which burned 45,000 acres and caused $8 million worth of damage. The Coronado National Forest is federal land operated by the US Forest Service.

Dickey, who immediately reported the fire, admitted in court "it was a complete accident", according to the Arizona Daily Star.

The footage was released to the Tucson-based newspaper after it submitted a Freedom of Information Act request.