At a gender reveal, you typically see a lot of blue or pink, depending on the baby’s gender. At this particular gender reveal, the scene was dominated by glowing reds and oranges as a massive wildfire tore through Arizona’s Coronado National Forest.
Things didn’t exactly go according to plan for Dennis Dickey, who inadvertently started the destructive Sawmill Fire in April 2017. For the big moment, the 37-year-old Border Patrol agent had planned to fire a rifle at a target filled with Tannerite, a highly explosive substance — the target would then burst into a dazzling display of blue or pink. Instead, the blast sent sparks into the dry brush, starting a fire that torched 47,000 acres of grasslands, displaced residents from their homes, required 800 firefighters to extinguish, and cost authorities over $8 million.