Daylight saving time is approaching and fire officials say it's a good time to check your smoke detectors.
It's the best way fire officials can get people to remember: "Change Your Clocks-Change Your Batteries."
Fire departments emphasize that having a working smoke detector in the home can save lives and one Galesburg family can attest to that after changing their batteries in their smoke detectors just days before a fire broke out.
"It got pretty bad, when I got down here, fire was shooting up the wall about two feet," said Ralph Beasley.
Beasley shares that his wife accidentally left a curling iron on while she took a nap and if it wasn't for the alarm going off, the damage could have been worse.