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The red stuff dropped from airplanes to put out forest fires also acts as a fertilizer.

Phos-Chek

C-130E Hercules equipped with a Modular Airborne FireFighting System makes a Phos-Chek fire retardant drop in Southern California in October 2003.

Phos-Chek is a brand of long-term fire retardants, class A foams, and gels manufactured by Perimeter Solutions in Ontario, California and Moreland, Idaho.

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A Modular Airborne FireFighting System equipped C-130E Hercules from the 146th Airlift Wing is reloaded with Phos-Chek fire retardant to be dropped on the Simi Fire in Southern California on Oct. 28 (2003)

Phos-Chek fire retardants are manufactured as dry powders or as concentrated liquids and diluted with water prior to use. The retardant is applied ahead of wildfires to homes and vegetation by grou… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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