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Change your clock, change your batteries

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Come Sunday morning it's time to fall back and set clocks back one hour to return to Standard Time.

Along with the time change, the Jones County Fire Council also recommend everyone to use the occasion as a reminder to also change the batteries to their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

"We've had several occasions where batteries were dead, people just did not change their batteries and they barely escaped with their lives," said Jones County Fire Coordinator Dan McKenna.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

If you have difficulty changing the batteries to your detectors contact your local fire department for assistance or call 601-428-3187.

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