Besides a portable and dumpsters set on fire, it was all quiet on Halloween

First responders say the most common call was firecrackers which aren’t allowed in the Langleys

It was almost spooky how quiet Halloween night was for Langley’s first responders.

Township fire crews were the busiest of the bunch, putting out four dumpster fires in the region. As well, the steps of a portable at a school were set ablaze, said Township deputy fire chief Bruce Ferguson.

The fire spread from the steps to the door but damage was limited to those areas. The portable was usable in the morning, Ferguson remarked.

“This Halloween wasn’t crazy like in years past,” he said.

Before the Township and City banned fireworks and firecrackers, there were numerous Halloween related fires and crimes.

Langley RCMP report a very quiet night.

There were many firecracker complaints, but no Halloween related police incidents, said Cpl. Holly Largy.

In Langley City, it was a very quiet night. The fire department had zero fireworks complaints and was called out to one car fire, which was not related to any Halloween activities, Langley City Fire Chief Rory Thompson told the Times.

Residents in several neighbouhoods in Langley, including Brookswood remarked that they didn’t get nearly the trick or treaters they have in years past.

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