Amber Boles with the Air Pollution Control Bureau says you should try to avoid breathing it in if you can.
"If you smell a hint of smoke you are taking fine particles into your lungs and you are being exposed to the air pollution," said Boles.
Officials say this kind of smoke is different than breathing in dust or mold because our bodies can filter those small particles out. The particle pollution within wild fire smoke is about 30 times smaller than the width of a single human hair, too small to be filtered out.
"When you breath them, they can go to the deepest part of your lungs," said Boles.
Older adults, pregnant women, children and anyone with a preexisting respiratory or heart condition may be more likely to get sick.
"It can cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat, tightness in your chest and coughing. If you have asthma or heart disease it can actually prompt asthma attacks," said Boles.
Experts say you can experience symptoms not just in the areas of the fires themselves but also several miles away, because particle pollution can be carried by the wind and it's just too small to detect.
"You can develop bronchitis and develop respiratory issues, COPD or lung cancer," said Boles. " I mean there are certainly long term effects if you are breathing them in for a long amount of time and so that's just another reason to take extra precaution."
If you are experiencing any symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath, don't hesitate to consult with your doctor.
Officials with the Air Pollution Control Bureau are asking everyone to refrain from burning anything at this time.