As Minnesotans turn their clocks back one hour this weekend, the state fire marshal is reminding citizens to also change their smoke alarm batteries. State Fire Marshal Bruce West says people die every year in homes where smoke alarms aren’t working properly, or aren’t there at all. Dead or missing batteries are the most common reasons that alarms fail.
It’s hard to believe, but Christmas is exactly one week away. With the holidays come plenty of Christmas lights and candles as well as extra use out of that chimney for winter fires. With all that comes an increased risk for fire hazards in your home.