Woman’s 90 birthday candles set off fire alarm

Happy birthday, Gladys

Woman’s 90 birthday candles trigger fire alarm; firefighters respond.

OCEAN CITY, MD (Gray News) – Firefighters crashed Gladys Birmingham’s 90th birthday party last week when her cake set off a fire alarm at the Lions Club.

“Crews investigated and found that the alarm was activated by a patron celebrating her 90th birthday, by blowing out 90 candles,” the Ocean City Fire Department said on Facebook.

“Once crews confirmed that no hazard existed, they made sure to assist in making the birthday a memorable one!”

Megan Akers added a video of the cake inferno to the department’s post.

“This was my grandmom’s party!” she said. “Thanks for making it a memorable one!!!”

On Saturday 1/5/19, Engine 5, Tower 5, Chief 51, and Chief 53 responded to an AFAA at Lions Club on Airport Rd. Crews...

Posted by Ocean City Fire Department on Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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