Somebody vandalized your kitchen? It wasn't anybody I know. Our kitchen got messed up, though. In our case, I thought it was stupidity rather than vandalism. XD
As for the fire alarms, the told short is that it was, well, an electrical short in one of the fire alarm "pull in case of fire" switch-thingies on the third floor. It just had really bad timing. Really, really bad timing. Kind of like the power outage that shortly followed... It must be a curse or... something.
We live on the fourth floor, near the elevators and single rooms. Good company, even if the people down the hall are a little rowdy some evenings. (Nothing like a good female screech to get your attention at 9:30! XD)