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Old 11-27-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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"Gender reveal explosion" ignites 47,000 acre wildfire in Airzona

This one definitely takes the cake. A gender-reveal party for an expectant couple was responsible for igniting a 47,000 acre wildfire when the "gender reveal explosion" quickly spread to dry grass in the vicinity: https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/201...fire-released/

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He appeared in federal court in October where he was sentenced to pay $100,000 up front following $500 every month for the next 20 years. He also agreed to conduct a public service announcement with the U.S. Forest Service about the cause of the fire.
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Old 11-28-2018, 12:28 PM   #2
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This one definitely takes the cake. A gender-reveal party for an expectant couple was responsible for igniting a 47,000 acre wildfire when the "gender reveal explosion" quickly spread to dry grass in the vicinity: https://kvoa.com/news/local-news/201...fire-released/

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Woof.

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity does not seem to have the same handicap.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:34 PM   #3
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Just how much Tannerite did he use? Gender Reveal Explosion? This is something you do for kicks? Being stupid is no sin but in this case he thoroughly abused the privilege. Stupidity has consequences.
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Old 11-28-2018, 03:44 PM   #4
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"Gender reveal explosion" ignites 47,000 acre wildfire in Airzona

Jeez. I can't even believe this exists.

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Old 11-28-2018, 07:03 PM   #5
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Some more info was posted to Live Leak. I'm not linking directly because Live Leak isn't exactly known for being a work safe site, but I've copied and pasted the story below.

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The Sawmill Fire is shown erupting from an exploding target — with blue smoke curling off the fire's fringes — in a video just obtained by the Arizona Daily Star.

The 49-second video clearly shows the fire starting in yellow grassland near a stand of mesquite trees from the exploding target on state land in the Santa Rita Mountain foothills on April 23, 2017. Towards the end of the video, a male voice is heard saying "Start packing up!" twice.

The Star obtained the video from the U.S. Forest Service through the Freedom of Information Act. The service, which led the investigation into the fire's origin, blacked out persons shown in the video. In a letter to Star reporter Tony Davis, Forest Service official Tracy Perry cited two exemptions to FOIA allowing the withholding of information to protect peoples' privacy. Perry is the service's director of Law Enforcement and Investigations.

Border Patrol Agent Dennis Dickey, who has admitted starting the fire with an explosive target, ignited the blaze during a gender reveal party that was held to show the gender of his wife's expected baby, his attorney Sean Chapman told the Star in September. Since gender reveal parties typically use blue smoke to announce a male baby and pink smoke to announce a girl, Dickey's wife presumably was expecting a boy.

Dickey agreed to pay $220,000 in restitution after he pleaded guilty Sept. 27 in federal court to a misdemeanor charge of causing a fire without a permit.

Before the fire was over, it had burned 47,000 acres and cost $8.2 million to extinguish, with nearly 800 firefighters battling the blaze.
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:49 PM   #6
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Quite the legacy for your unborn child.
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