Dennis Dickey was just wanting to reveal the gender of his baby when he built this target. Officials say that mundane events such as operating a chainsaw, dragging tow chains on roads, or even horses clipping a steel shoe on a rock have started fires, the Associated Press reports.
A voice off camera shouts: "Start packing up".
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The U.S. Attorney's Office said the fire caused more than $8 million in damage.
The 49-second video - released by the U.S. Forest Service on Monday to the Arizona Daily Star - shows the fire erupting after a target explodes in a cloud of bright baby blue powder.
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The 37-year-old shot a target containing Tannerite, a legal but highly explosive substance created to detonate when shot by a high-velocity firearm.
The target had been filled with blue powder and explosive substance Tannerite. I feel absolutely disgusting about it.
He reported the fire immediately to law enforcement on April 23, 2017 and was cooperative in the Forest Service investigation, authorities said. He told a judge that it was a complete accident, calling it the worst day of his life.More news: Saudi crown prince to visit Tunisia amid Khashoggi protests
Under his plea deal, Dickey agreed to pay $100,000 in restitution at his sentencing and another $120,000 in monthly installments over the next 20 years. Well, the US Forest Service has now released footage from the scene.More news: Red Dead Redemption 2 Online Beta Starts Tomorrow