I'm not sure if this is the official word, but I spoke with one of the firefighter responders after the fire alarm this afternoon. She said this was a false alarm (instead of, say, someone burning their bag of microwave popcorn.)
I'd like to remind everyone that of the last 5 fire alarms (including today) none have been a planned fire drill. Except for today, each alarm was triggered by something. You never know if the alarm is due to burning toast or because the building really is on fire. I advise that whenever you hear the fire alarm, please stop what you are doing and quickly leave the building.
The official rallying point for OIA staff is in the Red Cross parking lot. While it may be tempting to leave for lunch (especially for noon-hour fire alarms) please do not just get in your car and go - stop by the rallying point to check in. Having a central location makes it easier for us to communicate information in the event of a real fire or disaster, without having to run around and find everyone.
Fortunately, today was not a real emergency, and I thank everyone for responding immediately to the fire alarm.