Fires involving these types of waste materials are, unfortunately, relatively common and as a result there is considerable information on the risk they present to public health.
The smoke from this fire will contain a mixture of irritant gases, combustion products and solid particles. These substances can be irritating to the eyes, nose and throat and may cause coughing, wheezing, breathlessness and chest pain. For most people, these symptoms will disappear very quickly and will not lead to long-term health problems.
People who have medical conditions such as asthma and heart complaints (including angina) may be particularly susceptible to the smoke and should carry their medication at all times and use as needed.
In addition the smoke can be acrid with odours that are unpleasant and annoying. As a result you may also smell smoke in the area but this will usually be below levels where it is harmful to health.