It was a sight to see as pink fire retardant was dropped all over California houses amid the ongoing wildfires. The brightly colored flame extinguisher, called Phos-Chek, helps to slow the spreading of the fires and is being dropped from planes throughout the area. Fires across California have consumed hundreds of thousands of acres and damaged structures around the state. Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for areas affected by a particularly aggressive fire in Southern California.