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Where there's smoke, there's fire (pits)

   If you have happy childhood memories of campfires or bonfires, the idea of an outdoor fire pit likely appeals to you.

   If you live next door to someone who has one going all the time, maybe appeal is not the right word. "Bothered" might be better. "Sickened," perhaps. "Driven out of my mind by the constant smoke," maybe.

   Local government leaders, who previously had not seemed all that concerned about the backyard fires, have begun to push for laws that would regulate them.

   So is this putting a damper on your outdoor fun? Or does this mean you can finally listen to "Smoke Gets in your Eyes" again without getting angry?

   --- Bruce Andriatch



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