We've been seeing the images on the news for weeks...even months. Planes flying over various wildfires in our state, dropping fire retardant on the fires to try and stop them from spreading.
But what is actually in the fire retardant?
First you should know that fire retardant is non-toxic. It's composed of 85 percent water, 10 percent fertilizer, and 5 percent coloring which allows crews to locate where it's been dropped.
Firefighters say they do everything they can to avoid dropping it on your house or your car but factors like wind can't be helped. They also say you should wash it off as soon as you can because the longer it sets, the tougher it is to wash off.
Jack and Carolyn talked about it on the air! Listen here: