Post Fire Safe Cleanup
Large amounts of ash can deposit on indoor and outdoor surfaces in areas near recent wildfires.
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Ash from forest fires is relatively nontoxic and is similar to ash that might be found in your fireplace; however, all ash contains small amounts of cancer‐causing chemicals. Fire ash may also irritate the skin, especially to those with sensitive skin. If ash is inhaled, it can be irritating to the nose and throat and may cause coughing. Exposure to ash in the air can also trigger asthmatic attacks. To avoid possible health issues use the Post Fire Safe Cleanup mobile app to assist with safe cleanup. If you want to continue using the mobile app at the end of 30 days, you can choose one of our service plans.