Chimney accessories such as wood stove pipes could soon be legalised in the American town of Silverthorne, Colorado.
Solid fuel-burning tools were outlawed in the town from the mid-1990s until 2008, when masonry heaters were approved by the local council. Now, the council is considering the possibility of legalising wood stoves, according to SummitDaily.com.
Local resident and business owner Dave Van Duinen told the website:"Technology has changed such that we won't see the pollution we saw decades ago."
This news comes after a chimney fire in the US state of Maine was reported by PressHerald.com.
The fire occurred at a property in the town of Sebago and two people managed to vacate the premises before any possible injuries could be inflicted.
Deputy fire chief Alan Greene told the website about the courage of the homeowners, saying: "They had the wherewithal and grabbed a garden hose and knocked the flames down."