Baby gender reveal caused massive wildfire, U.S. Forest Service says
The United States Forest Service says a baby gender reveal started a massive wildfire that burned nearly 47,000 acres.
The service released a video on Tuesday which shows an explosion that eventually led to the Sawmill fire near Tucson, in April. The blast was part of a gender reveal.
No one was hurt and no homes were lost, but the fire raged through Coronado National Forest, burning nearly 47,000 acres.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent has since been charged with starting a fire without a permit. He appeared in federal court in October and was sentenced to pay $100,000 plus $500 every month for the next 20 years.
He also agreed to work with the Forest Service to conduct a public service announcement about the cause of the fire.