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Pictograph: Discard ashes safely

Allow ashes to cool before disposing of them. Place ashes in a tightly covered metal container and keep the ash container at least 10 feet away from the home and any other buildings. Never empty the ashes directly into a trash can. Pour water on the ashes.

The images below are displayed in the order in which they were tested for comprehension.

Cool ashes shoveled from a fireplace into a metal bucket.
Metal bucket of ashes being poured into a trash can with a red x.
Metal bucket of ashes placed at least 10 feet from home.
Water put into ashes and metal bucket.

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Cool ashes from fire place placed in a bucket at least 10 feet from home. Water put in the bucket of ashes.