Water down wildfire ash?

Asked September 13, 2020, 10:12 PM EDT

Should I put on a sprinkler to wet the wildfire ash? Will this keep it from becoming airborne? thank you,

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Although we think we know the source of ash now covering our area, there are many sources of particulates within the ash. Here is a guide for safe behavior to deal with it until the rains arrive: https://www.azdhs.gov/documents/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/extreme-weather/wildfires/safe-tips-on-wildfire-ash-cleanup.pdf Good luck, and stay safe!