Monday, November 25, 2013

Hailey Bans Cedar Shingles on Roofs

Posted By on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 4:13 PM

The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the town of Hailey has banned cedar-shingle roofs,

The measure passed the Hailey City Council Nov. 18 in the wake of the Beaver Creek Fire, which burned buildings in the area last summer. 

According to Assistant Fire Chief Mike Baledge, Hailey is set to adopt the 2012 International Fire Code beginning Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. 

That code includes the Wildland Urban Interface Code, which restricts building designs that negatively affect a structure's fire resistance, including Class 3 ignition-resistant materials on roofing materials. 

In the past, Boise Weekly has profiled Boise's own adoption of fire codes to reduce the risk of fires at the intersection of urban and wildland areas. The Beaver Creek Fire caused enormous devastation of wildland areas around the Wood River Valley, including destruction of structures and untold economic damage. 

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