Border Agents Throw Explosive Gender Reveal Party – Start Devastating Wildfire

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The origin of a fire that led to the evacuation of 30 homes and burned more than 47,000 acres in southern Arizona and parts of California was revealed on Tuesday in a video obtained by The Arizona Star.

The source of the fire was revealed to have been caused by border agent Dennis Dickey during a gender reveal party, held to announce the sex of his and his wife’s baby before his birth. The Star reports that:

‘[Dickey] pleaded guilty Sept. 27 in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit.

‘The wildfire began when Dickey shot a target that contained Tannerite, an explosive substance designed to detonate when shot by a high-velocity firearm, U.S. Forest Service Special Agent Brent Robinson wrote in an affidavit filed Sept. 20 in U.S. District Court. The explosion was caught on film by a witness.’

USA Today reports that:

‘Nearly 600 firefighters and related crews worked the fire, which forced over 100 people to evacuate their homes and caused $8 million worth of damage, previous reports show.

‘As part of a plea agreement, Dickey agreed to a sentence of five years’ probation and to pay restitution totaling more than $8.1 million. He agreed to make an initial $100,000 payment and monthly payments thereafter, officials said.’

Dickey, who was off-duty at the time of the party, used Tannerite to create the explosion. He reported the fire to authorities immediately and admitted to being the cause of the fire.

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