Reduce Exposure To Ash When Returning Home After A Fire
If you live near homes that burned, you should be aware of possible hazards to your health, even if your home was not damaged by the fire.
Ash and debris from burnt structures may be blown indoors and into areas not affected by the fires.
Ash contains toxic substances and may be irritating to the skin, eyes, nose and throat. Ash is unhealthy to breathe and may trigger asthma attacks.