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Winter Wood Smoke


  • Smoke from wood stoves in the winter can be as hazardous to your health as wildfire smoke in the summer.
  • Mountain valleys can experience temperature inversions causing pollution from wood stoves and other wood heaters to build to dangerous levels; Today’s Air maintains up-to-date air quality information for Montanans.
  • Using an EPA certified wood stove with appropriate wood burning techniques, including burning only dry, well-seasoned wood and preventing the fire from smoldering, can reduce the amount of smoke released into the air.