MEDFORD, Ore. — It’s time to spring forward. Daylight saving time begins overnight, so you’ll want to set your clocks forward an hour. Fire crews want you to check your smoke alarm while you’re at it.
Nationwide, more than 66 percent of homes involved in structure fires do not have a working smoke alarm inside. Most fires start in the kitchen.
“A lot of times they take the batteries out because of cooking, cause most fires occur in the kitchen and they’re set off by smoke or steam and they take that out and don’t put it back in,” said Medford Fire and Rescue’s Brian Farber.
Farber recommends a working smoke detector in every bedroom and on every floor of the home.