If you do not need to be in the area, stay away from a landfill fire.
If you live or work close to the fire, avoid the smoke as much as possible by staying indoors until the fire is controlled or out. Keep windows and doors closed.
Reduce physical activity, and if you have an existing heart or lung condition rest as much as possible.
During a fire, listen to your local emergency radio station or visit www.emergency.vic.gov.au for updates on air quality and what you should do.
If it is hot and you operate an air-conditioner, switch it to ‘recirculate’ or ‘reuse air’. This limits the amount of smoke particles coming inside.
If your home is uncomfortable, and it is safe to do so, consider taking a break away from the smoke. Visit an area not affected by the smoke or visit a local air-conditioned building such as a library, community centre or shopping centre.
If it is safe to do so, check on elderly neighbours or other people who you think might need extra help.