Can fire retardant gel save your home from a wildfire?

Posted at 10:36 PM, Oct 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 09:48:50-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- An Escondido man who nearly lost his home during the Witch Fire of 2007 is taking extra precautions this fire season. 

He recently purchased a fire retardant product called Thermo-Gel. It's designed to be sprayed onto a home when a fire is approaching. 

Several California fire departments, as well as the State Department of Forestry and Fire Protection use the gel. 

A kit of four bottles costs about $385. There is also another similar product called Barricade that consumers can purchase.  

In the San Diego area you can purchase either on their website.