Wildfires in Northern California Force Thousands to Evacuate
EMSL Analytical is the nation’s leading provider of smoke damage testing services.
The Chicago Tribune reports that a wildfire has forced nearly 3,000 residents to evacuate their homes across Northern California. The fire ignited around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday along the border of Shasta county and Tehema county. Although officials have yet to determine the cause, reports state that the fire began following a series of lightning strikes.
To date, no illnesses or deaths have been reported as a result of the fire. Seven homes have been destroyed but over 3,000 more homes are threatened as the fire continues to expand.
Reports state that 1,000 firefighters, 20 water tenders, and 3 helicopters are working to contain the fire. As of Sunday evening, no part of the fire has been contained.
Smoke from fire creates unhealthy air that is especially threatening to young children, the elderly and individuals with respiratory illnesses.
“This summer there has been an increased amount of wildfires, and our testing lab has analyzed many smoke/fire debris samples to determine the extent of the property damage and whether wildfires are truly the source,” states EMSL’s Materials Testing Laboratory Manager, Eugenia Mirica, Ph. D. “EMSL Analytical is the nation’s leading provider of smoke damage testing services and offers fire debris analysis to help settle insurance claims for property damage caused by a wildfire.”
To learn more about testing for smoke damage, char, carbon black, soot, indoor air quality (IAQ), or other environmental issues, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675, or email info@EMSL.com .
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EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, industrial hygiene, food, and materials testing services to professionals and the general public. In addition, the company offers a large variety of air sampling equipment, sampling cassettes, and monitoring equipment. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. They include, but are not limited to AIHA IHLAP, AIHA EMLAP, AIHA ELLAP, A2LA, NVLAP, CDC Elite, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission), CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX Department of State Health Services, and multiple other state accrediting agencies.
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