If you're looking to heat up your Halloween in Okotoks, then you're in luck.

The Okotoks Fire & Rescue department has waived permit requirements for fire pits to be used in your front yard or driveway on Halloween night.

Talk about a fun night to make some s'mores or just keep yourself a bit warmer.

And the fire department has shared some good tips when using a fire pit:

  • Closely supervise all outdoor fires. Make sure the fire is out before leaving.
  • Supervise children around any fire outdoors, including campfires, fire pits, chimneys, and outdoor fireplaces.
  • Permitted open fires should follow the guidelines as specified in the Burning Bylaw 10-17
  • Avoid burning on windy, dry days. When conditions are windy or dry, it is easy for open burning to spread out of control.
  • Where outdoor burning is allowed, never use gasoline or other flammable or combustible liquids.
  • When burning, have a hose, bucket of water, or shovel and dirt or sand nearby to extinguish the fire.

And according to the weather forecast it shouldn't be too chilly on Halloween night.

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