How smoke affects your health depends on your age, whether you have an existing medical condition, how active you are in smoky conditions, what substances are in the smoke and how long you are exposed to the smoke.
Smoke from a tyre fire can be irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and lungs.
People with a heart or lung condition, including asthma, children (up to 14 years), pregnant women and people over 65 years of age are more sensitive to the effects of breathing in smoke.
If you have a heart or lung condition, take your medication as prescribed.
Asthmatics should follow their personal asthma action plan and keep reliever medication on hand.
If you or anyone in your care experiences symptoms that may be due to smoke exposure, call NURSE-ON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24 or seek medical advice.
Call 000 if anyone is having difficulty breathing, or is experiencing wheezing or tightness in the chest.