Daylight saving time ends on Sunday, which means it's time to check smoke alarms

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
November 3, 2018 - 9:47am

LETHBRIDGE – The time has come again, where Albertans will gain an hour of sleep as we switch from daylight saving time to standard time.

Clocks will go back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3.

As people get set to turn back their clocks today, the City of Lethbridge Fire & Emergency Services is encouraging residents to also check their smoke detectors.

The expiry date should be reviewed annually, and fresh batteries should be put in to ensure smoke detectors are working properly.

If your smoke detector is more than 10 years old, it will need to be replaced.

Having a working smoke alarm is the best way, according to officials, to protect your family in the case of a fire.

In Lethbridge, smoke and fire have caused approximately 1 million dollars in damage so far this year.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in these fires and this can be attributed to smoke alarms warning people to leave their homes.

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