As people are slowly allowed back into their homes in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, there are several safety issues for residents to remember.

It is advised to wear protective clothing, not touch debris and not turn PG&E service back on.

Ash is a hazardous waste. To be eligible for state-funded debris cleanup by CalRecycle, residents cannot move or spread debris. Any action may force CalRecycle to declare a site ineligible for the program.

Do not transport ash or debris to landfills or transfer stations.

Wear closed-toed shoes, long pants, eye protection, a face mask and gloves.

Do not turn PG&E service on. Either PG&E has been there and turned the gas on or homeowners must wait for them to do so. PG&E can be reached at 800-743-5000.