Change your clocks, change your batteries

By Jillian Marshall

March 8, 2014 Updated Mar 9, 2014 at 12:48 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Daylight Saving Time is Sunday morning, so it is important to remember when you change your clocks, change your batteries.

The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging people check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure the detectors are working properly and replace the batteries.

Assistant Chief of Binghamton Fire Department Richard Allen Jr. said a family who's house burnt down Sunday evening could have been alerted sooner if they had taken care of their smoke detectors.

"After investigating the fire, it was discovered that the house had smoke detectors, but there was only a battery in one out five smoke detectors that we found, and even that battery wad dead," Allen said.

One woman had minor injuries from the fire.

Allen said no matter if your smoke detector is new or if you have long lasting batteries, make sure to check your detectors.

Daylight Saving Time kicks in at 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

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