Cal Fire Will Help Clean Fire Retardant Off Of Blaine Fire-Adjacent Homes

Aug 15, 2017

That bright pink fire retardant - known as "Phos-Chek" - which is dropped from aircraft over wildfires isn't poisonous or harmful to humans, vehicles, and homes. However, if it isn't cleaned off of surfaces, it can leave a pink tint even after it's cleaned off.
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Because the Blaine Fire burned near populated neighborhoods in Riverside and Moreno Valley, the fire retardant that aircraft have been using to fight the fire has been sprayed on a number of local homes, yards, and cars.  The Press-Enterprise this morning reported that Cal Fire is actually willing to return to the retardant-covered neighborhoods and use fire hoses to help spray it off of houses.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

THE NUMBER TO CALL CAL FIRE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HELP WITH CLEANING FIRE RETARDANT OF OF HOMES IS 951-436-4142