... when you can pry it from my cold, dead, fingers. My wife and I smell the fumes and breathe in the smoke from many chimneys spewing smoke in our neighborhood. Some communities regulate wood stoves, requiring catalytic converters or limiting use. Our community does not. I'm just curious. Is this another government intrusion on our freedom? Does your community regulate wood burning in any way? Would you welcome such a restriction? Or would you see it as another sign of Big Brother running your life? What will you do or say when they come for your fireplace?