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Change Your Clocks and Your Batteries

The International Association of Fire Chiefs is hoping you don't just change the clocks tonight.

They have partnered with Energizer batteries for the Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery campaign.

It urges homeowners to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide meters as well tonight.

Officials say insuring you have a working smoke alarm can cut your risk of dying in a house fire by half.

They say, 96 percent of American homes have smoke alarms, and of those, 23 percent don't have a smoke alarm that works.

This is normally due to dead or missing batteries in the alarm.

This means more than 26 million homes are at risk for home fire fatalities.

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