It's that time of the year when many people take their families to Corn Mazes. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office is offering some valuable safety information that Marylanders need to be aware of that will help prevent tragedies from happening. "Requirements like providing safety instructions to visitors and having employees stationed on a platform to monitor conditions in the Maze is what owners should be doing," said Deputy State Fire Marshal Bruce Bouch. "Some things such as no smoking, no candles, gas powered lanterns or other types of devices with open flames, should never be inside of a Corn Maze," continued Bouch.
"Although a Corn Maze may not seem to present a fire danger to most people, they are actually extremely combustible," sated the State Fire Marshal.
For those considering creating a Corn Maze attraction, contact your local permits office and the fire prevention bureau of the local State Fire Marshal's Office for a complete list of fire safety requirements before attempting to put one together.