Burnt Brownies Cause Fire Alarm

By Ivana Kosir

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On Friday, Feb. 4, during fourth period, the fire alarm sirened throughout Niles West, forcing faculty, staff, and students out into 20-degree weather.

The signaling of the fire alarm wasn’t planned. It was caused by an overbaked brownie.

“Brownies being baked in a Culinary Class burned and enough smoke was created to set off the alarm,” wrote principal Kaine Osburn in an email.

No one was hurt, and no damage was done.

This is the second time this school year that the fire alarm went off unplanned.