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Check your smoke detectors

By Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Deniliquin Fire + Rescue NSW is reminding residents to regularly check their smoke detectors following a false alarm at a Deniliquin home on Saturday.

Firefighters were called to the Cressy St home at 8.55am after neighbours reported hearing the smoke alarm. Neighbours had knocked on the door but couldn’t see anyone inside.

Firefighters confirmed there were no occupants, and the alarm was faulty.

FRNSW recommends:

● Testing to see if your smoke alarm/s are working. If not, change the batteries or replace the alarm.

● Checking the smoke alarm is in date. Smoke alarms have a lifespan of ten years.

● Giving the smoke alarm a vacuum, if you haven’t done so in the past six months, to remove dust and any insects.

You must have at least one working smoke alarm on each level of the home, placed between bedrooms and living areas.

FRNSW also recommends having one in each bedroom.

For more information visit www.fire.nsw.gov.au.