Fire Extinguisher Explodes in Kentucky Weatherman's Hands on Live TV: 'Cooler Temperatures Have Arrived with a Bang!'

A weatherman in Kentucky got a nasty surprise when a fire extinguisher exploded in his hands while he was conducting a weather report live on TV.

Meteorologist Jude Redfield was providing a weather forecast for Fox affiliate, WDRB News on Friday morning when he decided to use a fire extinguisher as a prop to show how a cold front was "extinguishing" a recent record heat wave in the Louisville area.

But the demonstration literally got out of hand when Redfield's attempt to set off the fire extinguisher resulted in the canister dramatically exploding in his hands live on air. In a video of the incident, carbon dioxide blasts out in all directions upon the extinguisher being set off, causing the canister to drop to the ground and Redfield to jump back in shock.

WDRB News made light of the incident on social media, posting a clip of the accident on Twitter with the caption, "Cooler temperatures have arrived with a bang!" Redfield also spoke out about the clip on Twitter, saying, "My genius idea of extinguishing the heat wave went exactly as planned," adding in another comment, "Thank the good Lord I didn't drop some profanity."

Cooler temperatures have arrived with a bang! @JudeRedfield

— WDRB News (@WDRBNews) October 4, 2019

This isn't the first mishap to happen during a weather forecast on live TV this year. On January 8, New York station WHEC-TV fired a meteorologist after he uttered a racial slur on live TV.

During the broadcast on the evening of January 4, weatherman Jeremy Kappell referred to Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park in Rochester as "Martin Luther Coon... King Jr Park."

Kappell continued with the broadcast after saying the word, and later insisted that he mispoke and that "There was no malice."

"That's not a word I said and I promise you that. If you did feel it hurt you in any way I sincerely apologize," he added.

He further stated in a Facebook video: "If you watch me regularly you know that I tend to contain a lot of information in my weathercast, which forces me to speak fast and unfortunately I spoke a little too fast when I was referencing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So fast to the point where I jumbled a couple of words."

After an internal investigation, Kappell was dismissed from the network. In a statement, WHEC boss Richard A. Reingold said: "These words have no place on News10NBC's air, and the fact that we broadcast them disheartens and disgusts me; that it was not caught immediately is inexcusable. I regret that we did not immediately interrupt our broadcast and apologize on the spot."