Remember to vacuum dust from your smoke alarms

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RESIDENTS are being reminded to keep their smoke alarms dust-free.

It comes as one crew from Havant were called to an automatic fire alarm in Blendworth Crescent.

When they arrived, firefighters found dust in the alarm unit had caused it to go off.

The incident happened at 9.43am on Saturday.

Dust resting in the alarm can trigger a laser, which causes it to sound. People are advised to make sure they are vacuuming the unit on a regular basis.