Santa Rosa, CA – November 1, 2019 at 6:20 PM – The Sonoma County Health Officer Dr. Celeste Philip has
issued an Emergency Order regarding re-entry following the Kincade Fire.
remains of building materials, such as siding, roofing tiles, and insulation
results in dangerous ash that may contain asbestos, heavy metals, and other
materials that are hazardous to health. Additionally, household hazardous
waste, such as paint, gasoline, cleaning products, pesticides, compressed gas
cylinders, and chemicals stored in homes, garages, or outbuildings that may
have burned in the fire can also produce hazardous materials.
exposed to these hazardous substances can lead to acute and chronic health
effects, and may cause long-term public health and environmental impacts.
Specifically, these hazardous materials and debris pose significant threats to
public health from inhaling dust particles and contaminated drinking water
hazards in mind and in the interest of protecting health and safety, today Dr.
Philip ordered the following for residents re-entering burn areas:
owners and the community should not enter the burn footprint of structures
without Personal Protective Equipment, such as protective eyewear, gloves and
long sleeves and pants, and closed-toe footwear, such as boots.
states that residents are not to clean their property and debris bins will not
be provided until further notice.