Fires represent a real health risk, they release various substance and pollutants to harmful that are found in smoke and in soot deposits. Some good gestures are to be adopted to protect yourself.
The nature of the smoke emitted during a fire varies depending on the fuel, its density, the humidity … thus a forest fire does not have the same impact on health than a fire that arises from a SEVESO factory of chemical products or from a structure containing lead. Very different fuels produces pollution whose long term toxicity and impacts on health are various.
Forest fires first present respiratory risks due to fine particules generated. So stay at home and avoid doing physical efforts.
Meersens health point
Hydrocarbons, which were fuels of this fire, are a family of compounds some of which are classified proven, probable and possible carcinogens.
Like Jessica, Betty and other close inhabitants of Rouen, act by alerting !