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October 7, 2021

Fire retardant that lasts months could be a ‘game-changer' in fighting wildfires

  • Perimeter Solutions' fire retardant is sprayed by ground-based workers.
  • By KEITH RIDLER
    Associated Press

    BOISE, Idaho — U.S. officials on Tuesday approved a long-lasting fire retardant that could significantly aid in fighting increasingly destructive wildfires by stopping them before they ever start.

    The U.S. Forest Service approved Perimeter Solutions' fire retardant that is intended to be used as a preventative measure and can last for months.


     
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