ANG C-130 accidentally discharge fire retardant over Northeast Fresno

A U.S. Air National Guard C-130 accidentally discharge its load of fire retardant over Northeast Fresno at 5:30 p.m. local time on Jul. 29

C-130 drops retardant on a section of the Waldo Canyon fire
By Tech. Sgt. Thomas Doscher (http://flickr.com/photos/36783203@N02/7474745058) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The aircraft – equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System – was heading to a wildfire in Tuolumne County, Cal Fire says.

Abc30 reports that cars in northeast Fresno and the River Park area were covered with red spots.

Cal Fire Unit Chief Mark Johnson assured residents and businesses that the retardant is non-toxic.

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