Haunted houses must meet code

SSN Staff  - 
Thursday, October 13, 2005

ENID, Okla.--Haunted houses here must meet all state and local codes prior to Halloween, Enid Fire Marshal Sam Schafnit announced, reported the Enid News and Eagle.
In response to recent fire tragedies in entertainment venues, the Oklahoma state fire marshal has specified that all temporary or permanent special amusement buildings, particularly haunted houses erected for Halloween here, must be inspected and up to code.
Among the local and state codes haunted houses must meet are: nonflammable construction materials, automatic fire detection and suppression systems for buildings over 1,000 square feet, and emergency voice alarms that are audible throughout the entire structure.