Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — Indiana switches to daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Before heading to bed, be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour. That means you will lose one hour of sleep, but the sun will stay up later in the day.

The State Fire Marshal’s office is reminding Indiana residents that they should change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks to daylight saving time.

State Fire Marshal James Greeson says the time change is a good time to check smoke alarms to make sure they are working. So far this year there have been more than 30 fire-related deaths in the state, several of which happened in homes without working smoke detectors.

Greeson says all homes should have at least one working smoke detector. He says smoke alarms should be tested every month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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