I live in an apartment complex right next to a university. I'm originally from a more rural area, where we frequently had bonfires. My apartment complex has a little fire pit, so I bought some firewood for a taste of home. Every few weeks, I had a few people over and we had a small fire. It was cool. Nobody was rowdy, we only burned wood, and we always cleaned up after ourselves. My neighbors eventually caught on to the fun and started having their own fires. Over time, the fire pit grew in popularity, until someone was having a fire just about every weekend. Trash was being left all over the place, beer bottles were tossed into the ashes, and noise became an issue. It escalated to the point that college students were coming over from their dorms, throwing decent sized parties, and even burning furnature. The police were called one too many times, and now the fire pit is filled in.