• Woman's 90 birthday candles set off fire alarm

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    A woman’s 90th birthday celebration will be one that won’t be forgotten quickly. 

    That’s because the smoke from her birthday cake candles set off the fire alarm at a Lions Club in Ocean City, New Jersey, the Salisbury Daily Times reported.

    Officials at the Ocean City Fire Department posted their call to Facebook, along with a photo of 90-year-old Gladys Birmingham and her potential rescuers. The photo’s frame included the words “birthday squad.”

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    After the fire crew made sure there was no danger to the festivities, they joined Gladys for her big night, the newspaper reported.

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