There are many variables that determine what is saved and what is discarded after a fire. The clear focus is on Health and Safety. Before you throw anything away, make a list and/or take a picture to give to your insurance company. In general, all opened food containers and all food containers close to the fire should be thrown away. Medications, cosmetics, etc should also be considered for disposal. Foods inside refrigerators and freezers should be OK as long as they were not damaged by the fire, and as long as there was no loss of electrical power. Contents or materials damaged by the fire are normally thrown away. Your insurance adjuster can make help make many determinations. Likewise, the experienced professional at PuroClean can help provide guidance on what can be saved and what not.