Who guards the guards?
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 94 12:54:15 PDT
Subject: Who guards the guards?
Phil Rossignol's smoke alarm worked. The battery powered detector sent
out a piercing alarm the other day, even though Phil had seen no smoke.
He decided to check it out.
"I took the cover off, and flames were coming out of it," said Phil.
"I called the fire department and they came over. They thought it was
The source of the fire was a tiny electronic component inside the detector.
"We've got a Polaroid of it," said firefighter Tom O'Conner. "We
weren't sure anybody was going to believe us when we got back."
© 1994 Peter Langston