Plane dumps fire retardant on news team during live TV broadcast in California
A live news broadcast was interrupted after a plane flew over and dumped fire retardant on the anchor.
NBC 7 journalist Steven Luke and his cameraman Scott Baird were drenched when the Cal Fire aircraft released its contents on Thursday.
They had been reporting on the wildfires in California when they got an unexpected bath.
Mr Luke didnt seem to mind though and described the fire retardant as like pink raindrops.
He said the substance, used to fight fires, really didnt stick to clothing and could be wiped off with a wet cloth.
The anchor was wrapping up a broadcast in Riverside County, where people had been evacuated from homes due to the Tenaja Fire, when the plane flew over him.
Fire retardant is mostly water (85%) but also consists of fertilizer (10%) and a number of other ingredients, including bactericides.
It is not toxic to humans and animals so the news team has nothing to worry about.