Video released of gender reveal which sparked huge Arizona wildfire

Video captures dramatic moment that caused Sawmill Fire

Video captures dramatic moment that caused Sawmill Fire

A newly revealed video shows the stunt at a gender-reveal party for a U.S. Border Patrol agent's baby that sparked a massive wildfire in Arizona previous year.

The 49-second video - released by the U.S. Forest Service on Monday to the Arizona Daily Star - shows the fire erupting after a target explodes in a cloud of bright baby blue powder.

Time reported that in 2017, Dennis Dickey, a border patrol agent from Arizona, was excited at welcoming a new baby into his family and made a decision to have an unforgettable gender reveal.

Dickey was off duty at the time and reported the fire right away.

One of the commenters where the video is posted on YouTube, wrote, "I feel bad for the poor baby boy who's inheriting those genes".

Check out the explosion that sparked the blaze in the clip above.

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The video was released following a Freedom of Information Act request made by NBC News affiliate KVOA.

Speaking to US Magistrate Judge Leslie Bowman last September, Dickey told the official that the fire was a "complete accident". He also has to pay more than $8 million in restitution.

Agent Dennis Dickey said he constructed the target with an explosive substance inside.

An elaborate gender reveal caused $11 million in damages. The Coronado National Forest is federal land operated by the US Forest Service.

Dickey must serve five years' probation and make a public announcement about the cause of the fire, under the conditions of his plea agreement. The grass around the explosive package can be seen burning at the end of the video.

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