Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Border agent to pay $220K for Tucson-area wildfire sparked at gender-reveal party"


Nearly 800 firefighters from various agencies battled the Sawmill Fire for about a week in April 2017, at a cost of about $8.2 million.

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.


The explosive target was part of a celebration of his wife’s pregnancy and contained colored powder to show the gender of their baby