Agencies warn of clean up hazards

MEDICAL LAKE – One of the difficult parts of cleaning up after a wildfire is doing so safely as hazardous materials may exist in the aftermath.

According to the Spokane Regional Health District, there are a lot of reasons for people to take precautions when cleaning burned property.

Along with the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency, the health district advises taking precautions during the process.

Fires leave behind a multitude of materials including burned wood, melted plastics, ashes, remnants of vehicles and more. All of which can be hazardous to breathe in.

The agencies recommend wearing p...


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