Gender reveal done with a car goes wrong

Queensland, Australia police have released drone video of a gender reveal gone bad last year when a car erupted in flames on the Gold Coast. (Source: Queensland police/CNN)
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Norwell, Queensland, Australia (NBC News Channel) -- A gender reveal stunt in Australia went horribly wrong.

A parent-to-be in Australia's Queensland state fitted his car with special smoking tires, and took it out on a rural road one day in April 2018.

With several people watching and cheering, the burnout sent up clouds of blue smoke.

Then, before you could say "it's a boy," flames and black smoke erupted from the car.

The driver and a passenger got out safely but was fined $1000 and license suspended for six months.