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Reminder: Change clocks, check smoke detectors

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Daylight saving time has ended, giving people in the United States an extra hour of sleep Saturday night.

But your clock isn't the only thing that needs checked Sunday.

Local fire departments are reminding residents that this is the time of year to change smoke detector batteries and make sure they are working properly.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, from 2007 to 2011 three of every five fire deaths in homes resulted from homes with no smoke detectors or no working alarms.

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