False fire

a combustible carried by vessels of war, chiefly for signaling, but sometimes burned for the purpose of deceiving an enemy; also, a light on shore for decoying a vessel to destruction.

See also: False

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She had seven assault offences, 10 thefts, one of causing a false fire alarm, two of threatening behaviour and another of criminal damage.
Emily Wheeldin's five-month rampage included seven assaults, 10 thefts, threatening behaviour, criminal damage and a false fire alarm.
Replacement parts were obsolete and there had been a number of false fire evacuations, disruptive and upsetting for the tenants.
Aberdeen City Council's chief officer on early intervention and community empowerment, Derek McGowan, added: "We've been working closely with the fire service to help residents as most fires and false fire alarms are preventable.
A spokesman said: "There was a false fire alarm in one of the shops so that area was evacuated as a precaution."
Preventing false fire alarms saves possible municipal fees, disruption, lost revenue and a loss of productivity from employees, staff members and students.
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"Since I moved into the property, on December 10, 2017, there have been false fire alarms on a near-weekly basis, throughout the day and night.
"Since I moved into the property on December 10 2017 there have been false fire alarms on a near-weekly basis, throughout the day and night.
VANDALS deliberately triggered hundreds of false fire alarms in the West Midlands last year - costing the cash-strapped fire authority more PS1 million.
Taylor landed in jail after she was charged for a false fire alarm.
"This was due to a false fire alarm having been set off in one of our shops.