There was a massive fire in an abandoned commercial property not far from my house. It was near enough that we have been able to strongly smell smoke since it happened about 6 hours ago (it was a 4-alarm fire about 500 ft. away).
My wife is pregnant, so we’re sort of on Overly Cautious Toxin Alert Mode, which had us wondering about the fact that we could smell smoke all day.
(1) Is there a rule of thumb for when it’s a bad idea to be inhaling smoke in relatively small quantities? It doesn’t smell stronger than being near a camp fire at the moment, which seems like a good rule of thumb to me, but I’m curious to hear.
(2) Assuming we get out of the house for the remainder of the day, are there any lingering risks from whatever soot has settled inside our not-especially-well-sealed home?