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Category Press Release
Publish Date 8/25/2022
Author Gabrielle Cataldi
Title Northern California Wildfires Rips Through Small Town
Introduction Small town of Klamath River suffers severe destruction and death from recent wildfire eruption. EMSL Analytical, Inc. offers combustion by-products testing services to help identify property damage from fires.

San Leandro, California, August 25th, 2022 

With the forested region near the Oregon state line raging with the most recent wildfire within California, a small hamlet of Klamath River, home to about 200 people, is the latest casualty of the flames. With four residents killed and most of the homes and business reduced to ash, those that remain are left picking through their lives within the burned-out shells of their homes.

EMSL Analytical, Inc. can help take the strain away from the rebuilding by testing for smoke damage, mold, asbestos, and anything else that may be brought from a wildfire. Our material science lab can test for hazardous chemicals that come from fires and damage from natural disasters.

“Unfortunately, wildfires are a common occurrence in California,” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Fire related testing for combustion by-products is a helpful tool for individuals near and far from the fire. Char, soot, and ash are often a result of wildfires, causing additional property damage that may not be visible with the naked eye.

EMSL offers tests for fire investigation and combustible by-products. The result of these tests offers valuable information related to the extent of damage produced by a fire at a residential, industrial, or wildfire location. These results can be used for cleaning assessment and/or insurance claims.

With of 50 locations across the United States and Canada, we are there for you no matter where you may be. We work with both homeowner and businesses; no job is too big or too small. Check out our locations to find one of laboratories near you.

To learn more about fire investigation and combustible by-products testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com , email info@emsl.com or call (800) 220-3675.

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.
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