Residential Fire Pits

Many people seem to think it’s perfectly okay to burn wood in outdoor yard fire pits in the context of medium-density residential neighborhoods. I’m of a different view. I think they’re quite polluting, they harm people health, and they interfere with neighbors’ reasonable use of their property. I’m not saying they should be banned—although I think a reasonable argument could be made that they should—but I definitely think people should opt for gas (propane) fires instead. Some people will say that’s nannyist; I say your right to emit smoke ends where my nose begins.


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