RCMP S/Sgt. Kevin Baillie says arson puts real people in real danger and it ties up valuable lifesaving resources that could be needed elsewhere. He adds that a strong adult presence in communities can deter mischief; it could be as simple as walking with your kids while they are trick-or-treating or keeping an eye out from your front porch
At Halloween time, emergency response personnel like firefighters and police often get tied up at deliberately set, nuisance fires — fires that put them, others and property at needless risk.
The province and police ask that if you see any suspicious activity, you should call 911.