Monday morning at 11:45 I was at the Steilacoom Library. The parking lot was full because there was a kid’s program underway– a loud, exciting juggler. Well about 10 minutes later, lights started flashing, and librarian Jennifer told us we’d have to leave. Apparently the grand finale of the show involved steam, but the steam set off the smoke alarm.
West Pierce Fire & Rescue was dispatched, but unfortunately they went to Lakewood instead of Steilacoom. The librarians had the alarm shut off by 12:15. The juggler Alex Zerbe–attired in wild trousers–red, yellow and orange plaid–apologized for the commotion. He was off to his next show at Orting Library. It is hoped they’re prepared.