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Change batteries in smoke, CO alarms this weekend
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Lugoff Fire Department officials urge citizens to replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this weekend as part of their transition to daylight-saving time. Fresh batteries allow smoke and CO alarms to do their jobs saving lives by alerting families of a fire or a buildup of deadly carbon monoxide in their homes, said Lugoff Fire Chief Dennis Ray. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates there was a yearly average of 386,300 residential fires resulting in nearly 2,400 deaths between 2006 and 2008.

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