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To Burn or Not to Burn Every year when fall arrives most people have leaves fall from their trees onto their lawns Many people decide that simply raking the leaves into a huge pile and burning them is far easier than raking them into several piles and putting them into bags Those people who choose to burn the leaves are probably right Simply burning the leaves is the easier decision but it is not very considerate to do if you live in a residential area Not only is the smell from burning leaves hideous there are also many other negative things about it This is why burning leaves should be made illegal If burning leaves was illegal people with breathing problems would not have to worry whether or not it was safe for them to go outside When someone is burning the smoke that is produced lingers in the air Many people with asthma or other breathing problems find that given this situation it is hard to breathe Everyone has the right to enjoy a beautiful autumn day and this is just one reason burning in a residential area should be banned A second reason is that burning is essentially a fire hazard Some people do not know what they are doing when they decide to burn their leaves Many times a person does not put enough fire into the leaf pile and as a result the leaves smoldercreating a thick smoke which makes it difficult to see anything Other times a person may add too much fire and the pile will burn out of control One last thing that could happen when burning leaves is that if a person decides to burn on a really dry day there is a high chance that the grass around the leaves may start on fire and spread rapidly Anything that is a fire hazard is dangerous in any situation and neighborhoods would be safer if burning leaves
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