Police and firefighters had little to contend with on Wednesday, as the wet weather and the fact that Halloween fell in the middle of the week added up to a slow night for first responders.
Coquitlam Fire & Rescue Services fielded 13 calls, four of which were related to fires. The most serious incident took place on Whiting Way, where a balcony fire caused about $5,000 in damages.
Crews also responded to six medical-related calls and one motor vehicle accident.
"It was one of the quietest Halloweens around, and I'm pretty sure it was due to the torrential downpour we received," said fire chief Tony Delmonico.
Coquitlam RCMP received 23 calls related to fireworks, and four adults were taken into custody for causing a disturbance while being drunk in a public place. Once those individuals had sobered up, they were released from holding cells.
"The increased police presence and the wet weather were clearly factors in minimizing the calls for service [on Wednesday night]," said Const. Jamie Phillipson.
"It surely helped for making a very peaceful Halloween."
Port Coquitlam fire crews responded to one incident related to Halloween, as a group of youths unsuccessfully attempted to start a fire outside of a local pub.
"Other than that, it was a standard mix of medical calls and motor vehicle accidents and not a whole pile of them were related to Halloween," said PoCo fire chief Nick Delmonico. "It appears that the weather dampened things up."
Port Moody fire chief Remo Faedo noted his crews fielded six calls on Wednesday, all of which came in before midnight.
Of those calls, three were related to medical aid, one was a motor vehicle accident and another was a false alarm.
In addition, an outdoor burning complaint was lodged after a group of individuals started a fire underneath a covered area near Mountain Meadows Elementary.
"There was nothing fireworks related," Faedo said.
"It's been three years now with very little fireworks-related types of incidents."