HARTFORD, CT (CBSNewYork) – After the Christmas day fire in Stamford that claimed five lives, Connecticut lawmakers are taking legislative action designed to prevent future tragedies.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

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A proposed new law would require smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in all dwellings, not just multi-family homes and new construction.

Co-sponsor State Representative Gerald Fox says there’s no requirement for towns to send out inspectors knocking on doors, and many, if not most homes, he says, are already equipped.

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“It’s something that many professionals, firefighters, other law enforcement officials think is something we should do and they’re very supportive of it,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

If a building permit is issued, detectors would be required if homes are occupied during renovation projects.

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