Protect Yourself and Others When Cleaning Up Ash

photos of wildfire ashDO NOT use leaf blowers to clean up ash!

Cleaning up the ash from our homes, yards, businesses and streets will eventually help clean our air and our community, but it must be done safely. Smoke and ash can be harmful to your health and the health of those around you. The greatest risk is from fine particles that are not visible. 

When you determine it is safe to clean up, PROTECT YOURSELF and remember these three C’s: CONTROL – CONTAIN – CAPTURE

For more great information about safe cleanup of ash, click here to link to the Air Pollution Control District of Santa Barbara County website. 

And, click here for the Multnomah County web page on cleaning up wildfire ash.