House fires in the south over the past few days have claimed one life and injured two others, while the decision to cancel a trip saved a Mataura man's home from major damage. How fresh are the batteries in your smoke alarms?

I check them regularly

179 votes, 39.5%

The batteries are changed to coincide with Daylight Saving time

166 votes, 36.6%

I've disconnected my smoke alarms because they were beeping to indicate they needed new batteries

66 votes, 14.6%

I don't have smoke alarms

42 votes, 9.3%

Total 453 votes

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