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Parrot causes false alarm for Harrogate fire crews

A parrot caused a false alarm.
A parrot caused a false alarm.

A parrot caused a false alarm in Harrogate this morning.

Crews turned out to Hookstone Close following a call shortly after 10am to reports of a smoke detector being activated at a home.

On arrival it was found that the burglar alarm had actually activated after the resident’s parrot had flown next to a sensor and set it off.