MEDFORD, Ore. — Time has fallen back to normal as daylight savings time came to an end, and fire officials urge the public to change the batteries in smoke detectors.
Firefighters say it just takes a few minutes and can save lives. As cooler temperatures move in, potential for fires at home increase with the use of space heaters and fire places.
“Today is a great day to check the batteries on the smoke detector because we’re all working with our clocks and turning those clocks back so we’re already making our way through every room of the house making adjustments,” said Captain Sean Schmidt with Medford Fire.
This weekend alone, Medford Fire responded to three structure fires on Saturday and one on Sunday while Fire District 3 responded to a fire Saturday night in Eagle Point.