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Hazard
Smoke plumes

Hazard Knowledge

Incident commanders should take advice from environment agencies, public health bodies and the police at fires that produce large amounts of toxic smoke. This will help them decide whether or not to extinguish the fire based on the environmental and public health implications. If they decide to extinguish the fire then pollution control measures should be used to protect bodies of water from fire water run-off.