The NSW government have deemed the Border's air quality hazardous, while a health organisation has warned residents to be vigilant about their health while bushfire smoke is in the region.
As of Tuesday morning, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment's Air Quality Index rating was 205 in Albury and 268 in Wagga, with anything over 200 deemed hazardous to people's health.
The department advised residents, especially those with heart of lung disease to avoid outdoor exertion and stay inside as much as possible.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District, which includes Albury and the Southern Riverina district, issued a warning to residents to stay alert as smoke from northern fires drifts into the region.
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Director of public health Tracey Oakman said for most people smoke caused mild symptom such a sore eyes, nose or throat, but people with asthma, emphysema and angina are at risk because smoke could trigger symptoms.
She said the smoke currently affecting many communities may not lift for some time as fires continue to burn across NSW.
"If possible, stay in air-conditioned premises where filtration systems can help to reduce dust particles in the air, and avoid outdoor physical activity," Ms Oakman said.
"If you are on home oxygen treatment, continue as prescribed and if breathlessness worsens, contact your GP.
"If you have asthma or a lung condition and develop symptoms such as shortness of breath, coughing, or wheezing, follow your Asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Action Plan."
Ms Oakman said people with asthma should carry their reliever medication with them at all times and if symptoms do not settle visit their GP.
In case of emergency, go to your nearest Hospital Emergency Department, or call 000.