Minden Haunted House Shut Down
Following one of the best opening nights on record, the Minden Post Prom Haunted House was shut down by the State Fire Marshal on Tuesday because the site was not in compliance with the State of Nebraska 2000 Life Safety Code requirements for haunted houses.
The Minden Haunted House had recently been moved to a new location, a former beef slaughterhouse owned by Crossroads Welding on Highway 6&34 east of Minden.
According to Darin Haight, the fire marshal inspected the site on Tuesday found it not in compliance because it lacked an automatic sprinkler system with smoke detection and audible/visual devices.
The haunted house, an annual event for the past five years, has never been inspected by a fire marshal.
“We did not know there were requirements for haunted houses,” said Haight. “If we had known, we would have followed them.”
Because the haunted house was shut down five days prior to Halloween, there was no time for the committee to relocate.
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