Before entering your neighborhood, look out for charred trees and unstable power poles. Additionally, be careful around ash pits and other burned holes.
Once you arrive at your home, check to see if the gas and electric utilities are working properly. If you smell gas, shut the supply off immediately and call your gas company. If the power is out, first check the breaker and then call your power company.
Lastly, wear protective clothing and check for any remaining burning embers on the roof, in the rain gutters, or anywhere else on your property.