Daylight savings time ends this weekend

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2002

Daylight savings time ends Sunday. Everyone is reminded to "fall back" and turn their clocks back one hour.

Area fire chiefs also encourage residents to use the time change as a reminder to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.

Nationwide, each day an average of three kids die in home fires -- 1,100 children each year, according to information provided by Central Emergency Services. On top of that, 3,600 children are injured in house fires. Ninety percent of the child fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke detectors.

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