Daylight saving time “springs forward” Sunday at 2 a.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE/AP) – Daylight saving time begins Sunday at 2 a.m., which means you will need to set your clock forward one hour Saturday night.

You may lose an hour of sleep, but daylight saving time promises an extra hour of evening light for many months ahead.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department urges you to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks this weekend. Fire officials said more than 70 percent of fatal fires throughout the U.S could be prevented if working smoke detectors were in place.

“Daylight saving time is a date and time twice a year that we all remember. As we go through our homes and change the clocks we should also make this the time to replace the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.  The chance of surviving a fire significantly increases when you have a working smoke alarm,” Assistant Chief Jim Murua, Fire Marshal of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, said.

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The time change is not observed by Hawaii, most of Arizona, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Marianas.

Daylight saving time ends November 2.

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