Wildfires – Smoke Impact Evaluations

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Massive wildfires recently devastated several cities throughout the west coast. These wildfires caused millions of dollars in damage, neighborhood displacement, and emotional distress for property owners and occupants. In the wake of this destruction, there is increasing concern regarding potential impacts of wildfire soot and other smoke-related particulates which may deposit on property exteriors and infiltrate into buildings through openings such as doors, windows, and vents. These particulates can include soot (carbonized material) and partially burned materials (char and ash).