Furious homeowner shames neighbour for burning wood to keep warm in affluent Sydney suburb
- Facebook user upset about chimney smoke
- Says their lungs and nesting birds suffer
A serial complainer has continued to ruffle feathers in her affluent suburb after whinging about the chimney smoke coming from her neighbour’s house.
The woman, who lives on Sydney’s northern beaches, took aim at her neighbour for burning wood in their fireplace at their house.
The woman says she suffers from asthma and that pollution has become so bad in her area she has been forced to live in a van.
She has previously caused a stir online for her comments about the use of firewood in the area, where the median price for a home is about $2million.
A woman in the affluent northern beaches area of Sydney has complained that her neighbour’s wood fire smoke is bad for her health
The woman posted a photo of her neighbour’s house to Facebook shaming them for using firewood in a post that appears to have since been taken down.
‘This is my house behind this smoke,’ she wrote in the post.
‘My lungs are suffering, our nesting birds are suffering. Please think cleaner air.’
The woman has been campaigning against the use of firewood in the area since at least August last year.
She revealed the smoke affected her health to the point she could no longer sleep at home.
‘I have to sleep in my van near the beach as sleeping at home is not an option,’ she wrote.
‘I’m asthmatic, the smoke makes me seriously unwell. Like cigarette education has reduced lung cancer in Australia, wood smoke is also deadly.’
She said she had called her council about the problem but to no avail.
Social media users have taken issue with her posts in the past saying they supported the use of firewood.
The woman says she suffers from asthma and has previously caused a stir among locals for complaining about the use of firewood in her area, where the median price for a home is around $2million
‘Wood is the most natural way to have a fire!’ one wrote.
‘I ADORE ours and love the winter smell of my neighbours lighting theirs.’
Another added: ‘The cheapest form of heating your house and you want to outlaw it.
‘I’ll get rid of my wood heater when the government makes electricity free because I’ve got enough wood for the next 5 years.’
The woman claimed smoke from the fires was worsening climate change – with the claim sparking more backlash.
‘Wood fire smoke pollution isn’t really pushing climate change,’ one wrote.
However, the campaigner said they had ‘read up on the subject, it is worse than I expected’.