State agencies inspect haunted attractions for safety, code compliance

Homeland Security agents spent Thursday inspecting popular Halloween destinations. (Photo: WTHR)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - They are meant to frighten people, but Homeland Security wants to make sure there's no real danger when people go to haunted houses.

Crews were out Thursday, inspecting the popular Halloween attractions, checking fire alarms, emergency exits and that employees are properly trained.

The state fire marshal says it's important to make sure that people can have fun while staying safe.

"I think knowing that an inspector has come out and checked everything and it's safe in a fire side of things, it gives them more of a sense of security, knowing that they can come in here and have good fun without worrying about that kind of stuff," Rob Helton, an inspector with the marshal’s office, said.

Eyewitness News accompanied inspectors at "Necropolis Haunted Attractions" on the far east side. They say it passed its inspection with flying colors.