Clock springs ahead one hour Saturday night |

Clock springs ahead one hour Saturday night

Cal Fire is reminding Nevada County residents to replace the batteries in all smoke alarms when turning their clocks forward one hour this Saturday night for daylight- saving time.

According to the National Fire Prevention Association, 65 percent of residential fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarms or inoperable ones. Cal Fire has these tips:

– Test smoke alarms once a month.

– Replace batteries in smoke alarms twice a year.

– Don’t disable smoke alarms even temporarily.

– Regularly vacuum or dust smoke alarms to keep them working properly.

– Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.

– Practice fire drills so everyone in the family knows what to do if the smoke alarm goes off.

For more information visit the Cal Fire Web site at

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