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Old 03-07-2018, 11:07 PM
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Location: The Big Easy
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My apartment building was evacuated at 4:30am this morning. It felt like a false alarm, but I evacuated anyway, and found that only a handful of other residents had done so. Sure enough, we got the all clear a couple of minutes later.

We were then told to disregard any further alarms. But the alarm system continued to go off intermittently for at least the next half hour.

Then, today, I got an email from the property manager to all residents. Apparently, someone burned some toast, which triggered the initial alarm, and someone else had tampered with the fire alarm in their apartment, which meant the staff and the fire department couldn't clear the board after the false alarm.

I'd say it's worse than the false alarms (and real arson attempts) that occurred in my college dorm, except that evacuating into 50-degree New Orleans weather isn't nearly as bad as evacuating into sub-freezing Boston weather.
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