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Spring forward, change batteries

BANGOR - The Bangor Fire Department is reminding people to change the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as we spring forward into daylight saving.

The assistant fire chief says this time of year it is especially important with power outages that can cause your detector to run on its battery and drain its energy.

He also says it is important to make sure you have a battery back-up for your hard-wired detectors in the first place.

It is recommended that people change their batteries at least twice a year.

"You should have at minimum a smoke detector in your house, they aren't that expensive anymore," says Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Riitano. "It's a good idea for your safety and the safety of anyone living in the house with you."

People who do not have a smoke detector can contact the red cross.

The organization holds a free smoke detector giveaway nationwide called Sound the alarm, which runs April 28th through May 13th.

Blake Lipton

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Blake Lipton joined the ABC 7 and Fox 22 news team in January of 2016 and is excited to start his career in television as a morning anchor at our station!

He is a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina and has previously interned with the ESPNU/SEC Network, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic and the WOLO sports department in Columbia, South Carolina during his time in school.

Blake also worked with the Weather Channel to help cover the historic South Carolina floods in the fall of 2015.

While most of his experience is in sports, Blake is thrilled for the opportunity to host the morning show at Fox ABC Maine and become a more well-rounded journalist and storyteller.

When he is not anchoring or reporting, Blake enjoys hiking, reading and talking anything football. He is also a fan of coffee and hip-hop music.

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