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Daylight saving time is time to check smoke alarms, LAFD says

March 10, 2013 | 10:00 am

North Hollywood house fire

With daylight saving time here, local fire officials are urging people to spring at a home-safety opportunity.

Los Angeles Fire Department says the time change, which took effect early Sunday morning, can serve as a reminder to check batteries on smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. It just takes a minute and can save lives, fire officials say.

Today is also a good day to review some basic facts about your alarms, the LAFD said. According to the LAFD blog:

With darkness lingering an hour longer in the morning, the Automobile Club of Southern California warned drivers to be on the watch for schoolchildren and other pedestrians in the early hours of the days ahead. 

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Photo: A house fire last year in North Hollywood. Credit: KTLA

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