Wood Smoke

Wood smoke is a common issue during winter time.  While there are certain qualities and benefits to use wood heaters, it is important for the owners to operate them correctly to prevent excessive smoke for neighbours.

It is important to keep in mind that the particulates from smoke can cause minor to severe issues for people with asthma or other respiratory conditions.  This is particularly applicable in residential areas.

If you have an issue with smoke from a neighbour’s wood fire, please use the Complaint Form (Form 95).

The Department of Environment Regulation has produced the following information sheets relevant to wood smoke:

> Wood Heater – Compliance Requirements
> Wood Heaters – Reducing Smoke Emissions
> Wood Heaters – Halt the Haze