A Seabrook Station alarm that went off Monday evening in Newfields was a mistake because of a timer.

Newfields Police said they are aware of the activation around 6:30 p.m., and said it a test that is normally scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

"Emergency management officials are working to resolve the issue and prevent future scheduling errors," Newfields police wrote on their Facebook page.

The department explained on its Facebook page that the Seabrook Siren makes the same sound as the old Newfields siren that was damaged beyond repair 15 years ago. It sounds every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. with the fire department tone.

Newfields is within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone around Seabrook Station.

10 of the 120 sirens located within the EPZ went off on July 12 with a message to evacuate the beach.

Seabrook Nuclear Emergency Planning Zone
Seabrook Nuclear Emergency Planning Zone (Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency)

Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com or via Twitter @DanAlexanderNH

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