A reporter in California was doused in fire retardant from a passing tanker aircraft, catching the San Diego journalist by surprise as he reported on the Tenaja Fire.
Mid-way through his report Steven Luke the cameraman panned to the sky as a jet aircraft flew overhead, dumping flame retardant on the news crew and firefighters below.
NBC 7 cameraman Scott Baird kept his cool during the shot, despite the fact that his camera ran the risk of being ruined.
“It’s kinda of like pink raindrops. It doesn’t really stick to you or your clothing,” Luke said afterwards. “You can wipe it off with a wet cloth.”
It did, however, cover the camera, though that might be an artifact for the display case in the NBC 7 lobby.
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