Fall back Sunday, change batteries

When you set your clocks to fall back an hour Sunday, it's also a good time to change the batteries in your house smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms save hundreds of people a year and cut the risk of dying in a fire by half, fire department officials said.

Don't borrow batteries for the alarm from another device, and change your batteries twice a year. The easiest way to remember is to change them when the clocks change, officials suggest.

Be sure to test the alarm after putting in new batteries.

For more information on fire safety, call (949) 644-3104.

—Joseph Serna

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