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Fire Retardant Aftermath of North County 2007 Fires

Original post made by TWhite, Escondido School, on Dec 17, 2007

When the wind blows in from the East and hits the walls and porous materials around the home, there is left a good 1/8 inch deep white powder substance. I can wash it away into the soil which eventually is absorbed, however, in the mean time, it is airborne. My household is experiencing eye irritation and upper respiratory issues.

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Posted by Simon
a resident of College Terrace
on Dec 18, 2007 at 8:56 am

If you live in College Terrace it's very likely to be the result of the drain replacement work going on throughout the area. Our street was just done and the work kicked up a huge amount of concrete dust from the excavation. I'm glad it's raining now and washing it away!