These tips were provided by the Educational Facility Solutions Group of the San Diego Office of Education.

Here are a few lessons learned from past fires.

1. When cleaning up fire ash and debris, use a broom to sweep it or a wet vac to collect it and dispose of it as trash.

2. If you must rinse off an area, be sure to collect the waste water and dispose of it in the sanitary sewer, not the storm drain.

3. Check all air conditioning filters – depending on your particular situation, you may need to change these out.