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In haunted houses, the real fright might be fire safety

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

By Sydney Schuman

PHOENIX – For four years, 13th Floor has passed the Phoenix Fire Department’s inspection. But it’s more the exception than the rule: Only three haunted houses in Phoenix have been issued permits by the fire department. Fire officials check for clearly marked exit signs, fire extinguishers and other safety features that could make a big difference in an emergency.