Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is urging families to be aware of potential dangers and have a safe and enjoyable Halloween evening.

After restricted events last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, activities are set to return this year, and the service is warning against complacency.

“The risks associated with fire are heightened during the Halloween period," said Karen Jones, Head of Community Safety for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue.

"The use of naked flames in pumpkins, along with the use of costumes that are potentially non-complaint with fire safety regulations, is a recipe for disaster.

"Please ensure that any Halloween costumes used have the ‘CE’ mark, consider using LED candles and keep exits clear from Halloween decorations.

"Simple actions can drastically improve the chances of having a safe and happy Halloween”.

Peter Greenslade, Corporate Head of Prevention and Protection added: “We want our community to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween night.

"Please consider the potential safety risks associated with it, because there is a heightened risk of serious harm to people and property during these months.

"We want to ensure that we do all that we can to help highlight dangers you may face and how you can reduce those risks through some simple actions.”

For further information visit the Halloween safety page HERE.