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Daylight saving time ends this weekend, but fire officials are advising folks to tend to more than their clocks - they should also check their smoke alarms.
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Daylight saving time ends this weekend, but fire officials are advising folks to tend to more than their clocks - they should also check their smoke alarms.

When you change your clocks this weekend, fire authorities in Montgomery County say it's also a good time to check the batteries in them, as well as the batteries in other appliances such as smoke detectors.

Fire chief Richard Bowers also advises residents to replace any smoke detector that is 10 years or older. The county fire department will provide and install smoke alarm batteries at no cost to residents and will provide and install smoke alarms for those that cannot afford them.

For more information, residents can call the county's 311 service line, or go to the county website.

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