How an Arizona border patrol agent’s gender-reveal party started a huge wildfire that caused $8 million in damage

In April 2017, the Sawmill Fire swept across the dry grasslands of southern Arizona, rapidly burning a charred path through open rangelands and engulfing the mesquite-covered foothills of the Santa Rita mountains. The blaze ultimately spread over 47,000 acres of land, forcing residents to evacuate their homes as roughly 800 firefighters fought to get it under control.

The cause? A gender-reveal party gone horribly wrong.

Dennis Dickey, an off-duty Border Patrol agent, was celebrating his...

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