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Fire Safety a Top Priority For Haunted Houses This Year


Decatur - With Halloween a week away, fire safety is on the minds of people at haunted houses.

You'll find danger around every corner inside Decatur's Scream Haunted Adventure, but it'll be because of ghouls and goblins, not fire and safety hazards.

This week the state fire marshal's office said that haunted houses need to be as safe as possible.  In Decatur, the people who run scream have already safety proofed the house with fluorescent lighting, fire escapes, and safe passageways.

"We know that at any time any kind of catastrophe could happen, so we have a plan.  We have a plan for escaping.  We have a plan for lighting.  We have fire extinguishers available, and sometimes we even have a fireman that works here with us.  So we are always ready," Scream director Gloria Russell told WAND News.

In addition to making the building safer for visitors, Russell said visitors need to follow rules and guidelines to make sure their trip is a safe one too.

Scream Haunted Adventures will be open Friday and Saturday from 7:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m., and again on Wednesday, October 31st, from 7:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.

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