Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday at 2 am

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.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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