Investigators suspect that the conflagration may have begun as a prescribed burn initiated last week. Experts believe that the unexpectedly strong winds and recent dry weather contributed to the creation of the wildfire, which covered nearly 5 square miles in a few hours. Now fire fighters and Colorado residents are hoping that the winds die down to prevent the blaze from spreading even further.
“For those whose homes were not destroyed but damaged by smoke, EMSL Analytical’s laboratories identify fire residues for property insurance claims,” states Eugenia Mirica, Ph. D., Materials Laboratory Manager. “Our advanced technology can determine whether the combustion-by-
EMSL recently cosponsored a public outreach video on indoor environmental hazards following a fire. It can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/
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.
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. EMSL has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies. These 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, and TX Department of State Health Services. Please visit our website for a complete listing of accreditations.
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EMSL Analytical Inc. is a nationally recognized accredited testing laboratory and locally focused provider of consumer product, environmental, microbiology, industrial hygiene, food and materials testing services to professionals and the general public.