Incredible video shows how powerful fire retardant is

A car gets major damage when 9,000 gallons of fire retardant hits it.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 11:12 AM
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 10:14 AM

CALIFORNIA --  Cal Fire shared this video on its Facebook page to show how powerful fire retardant is. 

The test was done with 9,000 gallons of fire retardant. Cal Fire says some drops hold as much as 170,000 gallons. In the video you can see how much damage 9,000 gallons does. Imagine if it was more than that.

The video is a reminder to people that live around a wildfire. Be aware of the aircraft around you. Cal Fire says it is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings and leave unsafe areas.

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