Newly released video shows the explosion at a border agent’s baby gender reveal that sparked the Sawmill Fire, which burned 47,000 acres.
The 49-second video clearly shows the fire starting in yellow grassland near a stand of mesquite trees. At the end of the video, a male voice can be heard saying, “start packing up!” twice. The man accused of starting the fire, Dennis Dickey, agreed to pay $220,000 in restitution after pleading guilty on September 27th.
Before the fire was over, it had burned 47,000 acres and cost $8.2 million to extinguish, with nearly 800 firefighters battling the wildfire.