RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — Fire officials say a New Jersey high school was evacuated after a passer-by mistook smoke from a science experiment as an actual fire.

A science class at Ridgewood High School was burning ice pop sticks around 10 a.m. Thursday when someone walking near the classroom smelled smoke. The Record reports (https://njersy.co/2wBV6yp ) the passer-by then pulled the fire alarm.

Fire Capt. Greg Hillerman says nothing went awry with the experiment, but people in the hallway may not have realized there was an experiment taking place.

Hillerman says the building was evacuated for about 40 minutes and no one was injured.


Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com