The La Crosse Fire Department is working to make sure the carnival rides at the northside Oktoberfest grounds are safe.
Fire inspectors walked through the grounds Thursday to make sure each ride has been inspected by the state of Wisconsin.
They also checked on electrical connections and for working smoke detectors. They also made sure there's a state inspection sticker on the ride. "What that tells us is that the state inspector has already been up to see this ride at this particular event, they've taken care of the inspection. They know the ins and outs, we just do an overview of the ride itself. We look for the sticker," said Div. Chief Craig Snyder with the La Crosse Fire Department.
This is the first year carnival rides will only be at the northside fest grounds.