Well now you’ll be able to use an outdoor fireplace in your backyard in Comox.

City council has approved a new bylaw allowing the use of outdoor natural gas or propane fireplaces. Comox Mayor Paul Ives says the safety standards of these products have improved.

They were previously prohibited from use but a recommendation fro Comox Fire Chief Gord Schreiner played a part in the bylaw approval, according to Ives.

Ives adds that council recently approved of the disposition of a surplus fire department pickup truck by transferring ownership to the Ships Point fire department for $1000.

The pickup truck had previously been in use since 1998.