Remember to set your clocks ahead by one hour before going to bed on Saturday as we “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time, which begins at 2 am Sunday.
When you change those clocks, be sure to change the batteries in your home’s smoke detectors. It is one of the best ways to help prevent fires in your home.
Nearby Knoxville ranks 81 on a list of 100 U.S. cities with the highest home fire risk released by The Hartford.
The Hartford, a fire insurance company, combined information from the U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Incident Reporting System and information from the company’s own fire prevention and safety survey to get the results.
The Hartford lists electrical, cooking, and candles as the top three causes of fire. People might not know, but according to The Hartford, charging phones overnight can pose a moderate fire risk.
Charging a phone on your bed, leaving the kitchen with the stove on and leaving a room with a burning candle are all high fire risks.
Chattanooga ranks 88 and Memphis is nine on the list.