Tuesday around 02:00 UTC as I was leaving work to slog through a drive home three times longer than it usually was because of snow I saw firetrucks. A lot of firetrucks. I was crossing the bridge right after I left work (it took 15 minutes just to get across the bridge) and firetruck after firetruck after firetruck went zooming by with sirens on. I wondered where they were going and what the big fire was that needed so many firetrucks. When I got home I checked on the local news and couldn't find anything at all. Nothing on the 11 PM news either. Just lots about how all kinds of people were stuck in the snow and such.
Today at lunch I found out... the fire was in the building where I work. The alarms went off minutes after I left the building. And it was not a false alarm as happens occationally. The lobby was apperantly actually full of real smoke from some sort of real fire.
But it seems it was small and taken care of quickly by the dozens of fire trucks. Today there is no sign whatsoever that there was any problem at all. I have no idea where exactly the fire was. There is no obvious damage anywhere.
Anyway, that is what the firetrucks were for.
you left your hotplate and your space heater on again didn't you, and their wires got crossed with all the xmas lights and flammable decorations you adorned your office with? you gotta stop doing that.
how many times do I have to tell you that matches and hairspray are not a good combination?
The rumor I heard this afternoon was that it was a bag of popcorn cooked for a _little_ too long. I'm not sure I believe it given how much smoke people saw in the lobby.
Wait, is it supposed to cook for 3 minutes instead of 30?