GREENCASTLE, PA. - Open burning in rural parts of Antrim Township sparked discussion Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors about ways to douse the issue for neighbors down wind.
Residents' complaints that a neighbor's burning has smoked them out of house and home brought the issue before the supervisors. The couple asked the township to draft an ordinance regulating the nuisance caused by the smoke, ash and debris of open burning.
Janet and Elwood Helman of Hades Church Road said they came to the board after visits from local police and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection were unsuccessful at regulating a neighbor whose burning fills the Helman home with smoke on a weekly basis.
"Our neighbors have burned everything from chairs to waste and even railroad ties," Janet Helman said. "The smoke is so bad our house looks as if it is on fire."