Fire clean up hazardous

MEDICAL LAKE – One difficulty of cleaning up after a wildfire is doing so safely.

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 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 protective masks and proper equipment when cleaning or sorting through...


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