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Whoops! Plane Dumps Fire Retardant On Photographer Covering San Diego Fires (Video)

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An unsuspecting photojournalist covering the San Diego fires got drenched with fire retardant after a supertanker flew over him this week.

Taylor Schuss was shooting the Cocos fire in San Marcos, one of the several major fires that have hit San Diego County over the past week, for KUSI. The station posted a video showing the plane dropping red liquid on the photographer, soaking Schuss' camera and car. Yikes, it doesn't look like that stuff is that easy to clean up.