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Helpful post-fire tips from local agencies


Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon

Precautions for cleaning ash

To avoid injuries, the county is issuing the following recommendations for cleaning ash:

• Do not use leaf blowers.

• Do not hose ash particles into drains.

• Lightly mist indoor and outdoor surfaces before gently sweeping ash.

• Use only vacuums with HEPA filters.

• Avoid skin contact with the ash.

• If skin comes in contact with ash, wash immediately.

• Wear well-fitting dust masks (this actually protects more from large particles rather than the fine particulate matter).

• Collected ash may be placed in trash bags for trash.

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