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Wildfire in Colorado Kills Two and Causes 38,000 to Evacuate

EMSL Analytical provides smoke and soot testing services for properties impacted by the recent wildfires.


A wildfire in Colorado Spring, CO has forced 38,000 to evacuate, burned 473 homes, and has killed two, according to NBC News. The deadly fire covers about 25 square miles and is 65% percent contained as of Monday morning.

Three major wildfires burned in Colorado over the weekend, but the Black Forest fire has been classified as the most destructive on record in the state. In addition to 750 firefighters battling the flames, aircrafts are flying low and dropping flame-retardant chemicals. The military and national guard also joined in to fight against the fast moving fire.

When large amounts of smoke are released from a wildfire, the air becomes filled with combustion by-products such as soot, ash, and char. The smoke can travel long distances and cause damaging effects on properties and human health.

“Often times, property owners of smoke damaged properties have to show proof of damage before insurance providers will approve any repairs and remediation work on a property,” 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, call (800) 220-3675, or email .

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
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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