Gender Reveal Goes Wrong, Ignites Wildfires in Arizona

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The cause of a 2017 wildfire in Arizona has been concluded to have been started by a gender reveal gone wrong.

On Friday, the expectant father plead guilty to starting the fire, which caused over $8 million in damages and needed over 800 firefighters to put it out.

Dennis Dickey had planned to have all of his friends over for a gender reveal on a dry, windy day. For the big moment, the father-to-be filled a target with powder that would burst either pink or blue. However, he also decided to add Tannerite, an explosive but legal substance, officials said, and when he fired his rifle, the blast sent sparks into the state's dry brush and started the fire.

After attempting to put out the flames, he called the authorities who came to attempt to put out the fire.

In all, the blaze engulfed 47,000 acres and the father-to-be agreed to pay $220,000 after pleading guilty

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