News Fines on new CO alarm requirements could mean heft fines SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 28th, 2015 The new law requiring carbon monoxide alarms in homes could have fire departments busier in their annual blitz. If your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage, you must have a working CO alarm adjacent to every sleeping area in the home. Fuel-burning appliances include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters, generators, barbeques, stoves, and vehicles. A minimum fine of 295 dollars will be issued if you don’t. Dysart’s Deputy Fire Chief Don Stephenson says that if people also don’t have a working smoke alarm, it will be another 295 dollar fine.