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Wood burners and open fires

The use of wood burners and open fires has increased in recent years. To help reduce the environmental and health impacts of these heating systems, the following guidance has been produced by the government:

Please note, there are currently no smoke control zones in the borough of Great Yarmouth

Indications of very poor burning habits which can cause pollution include; blackened glass on wood burners, grey smoke constantly coming out of your chimney, or lots of unburned wood or charcoal left after the stove goes out.

Advice on the procedures to follow when lighting stoves to minimise smoke emissions has been produced by industry experts Burnright.

Last modified on 30 November 2023

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