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How to Clean Up Ash, Soot and Dust from Thomas Fire

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

» Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

» Take your car to the car wash.

» Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

» Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

» Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions

DON’T:

»  Allow kids to play in the ash.

»  Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here for more information on air quality.

When houses burn, asbestos fibers from building materials may become airborne, creating a potentially hazardous situation.

Clean-up can make conditions worse if not done properly. Handling materials that contain asbestos can be hazardous to your health. 

Anyone with heart or lung problems should not do ash cleanup.

For general ash cleanup:

» Use damp cloths, spray areas lightly with water, and direct ash-filled water to ground areas, and away from the runoff system. Try to use the minimum amount of water necessary to avoid overtaxing runoff systems.

Use vacuums with HEPA filters, sweep gently with a broom.

Take your car to the car wash.

Wash off toys that have been outside in the ash; clean ash off pets.

Avoid any skin contact with the ash (wear gloves, long-sleeved shirts).

Use a high-quality shop/industrial vacuum outfitted with a high-efficiency particulate filter and a disposable collection filter bag. Ash can be bagged and put into trash cans, so it will not be stirred up again into the air. Special attachments can be used to clean ash from gutters, so that it will not blow back over outdoor spaces. Attachments and disposable bags are available from most hardware stores.

For more information, see Asbestos and Fire Cleanup – Precautions. 

DON’T:

Allow kids to play in the ash.

Use leaf blowers! Click here to learn more about safe leaf blower use. 

Information provided by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District.  Click here 

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