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Weber Co. deputy 'in the wrong place at the wrong time' gets covered in fire retardant

Weber Co. deputy covered in fire retardant
Posted at 5:34 PM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 20:11:48-05

HUNTSVILLE, Utah — A Weber County deputy was "in the wrong place at the wrong time" Sunday when he found himself directly below the flight path of a plane that dropped fire retardant to extinguish a wildfire.

The deputy was in the area of the "Evergreen Fire," which burned 10-15 acres in the Evergreen Park area, east of Huntsville, when a firefighting plane passed overhead.

The deputy and his vehicle were both drenched in fire retardant. Fortunately, the deputy wasn't injured.

"[T]he Deputy involved probably had to take a long shower but he will be good as new!" the Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

The wildfire started around 3:45 p.m. Sunday and was 100 percent contained by 8:30 that night.