Gender Reveal Explosion Caused a Wildfire

A gender reveal stunt in April, 2017 caused more than $8 million in damage to public lands in Arizona near the Santa Rita Mountains.

Dennis Dickey learned his wife was expecting a boy at the same moment he was accidentally starting the wildfire, an accident that will cost him $220,000 in fines for starting a fire without a permit. 

The explosion was caused by Tannerite, a legal explosive. The Tannerite was inside a target that was ignited from a distance and blew blue powder into the air to reveal the gender of the baby. Check out the video here and hear Dickey yelling "Start packing up!" after the fire starts.   



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