Backyard fires can really stink sometimes

So you’ve gone to all the hassle of making a legal fire pit in your yard, right?

Dear Sir,

So you’ve gone to all the hassle of making a legal fire pit in your yard, right?

You have made sure that you have a source of water if it gets out of control.

Obeying local laws, you never build a bonfire, or use the fire to “clean up” the leaves in your yard.

Like most of us, you enjoy the evening campfire cookout with the family during the warm-ish summer months.

So please tell me WHY you think it’s ok to burn your house GARBAGE?!

It’s hugely harmful to anyone breathing the smoke, like ME your neighbour. And in case you failed to notice, it STINKS!!!

My house gets hotter and hotter, as I sit with closed windows all evening, because YOU are short sighted and selfish.

And on another, related topic, what the hell do you NEED to burn at 2 in the freakin’ morning?  I crack the window praying for some fresh air and get a blast of rancid smoke. At 2 AM?

Well “neighbour”, this is my polite way of asking you to stop.

I’m not picking any neighbour in particular, I have LOTS of neighbours, but…..You KNOW who you are.

Keith Piper

Terrace, B.C.