http://www.middletownpress.com/artic...c851505985.txtA fire alarm was set off at Middletown High School by Axe Body Spray, a fire official said Thursday afternoon.
The fire department responded to a call of a fire alarm by the gymnasium a little after 3 p.m. The call was cleared shortly thereafter, when crews on scene realized the body spray had set off the alarm. The call was deemed a “routine accidental” by dispatch.
“It was some kid in the locker room using body spray and it created a cloud of mist right underneath the sensor,” Fire Marshal Albert Santostefano said. “The mist could trip the fire alarm, steam from a shower could trip it. It looks like he used an overabundance, and they said it was Axe Body Spray.”
Santostefano said there are normally not regular fire alarms in the shower section of a locker room because of the steam, but heat sensors are used. In the dressing room area, however, regular fire detectors are used.