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Fire chief to propose wood-shake ban

August 30, 2013
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: US East, United States

Following the Beaver Creek Fire’s scorching run through Greenhorn Gulch, where one home was destroyed and firefighters saved 30 others, Ketchum Fire Chief Mike Elle said he will be “fighting tooth and nail” to get wood-shake roofs banned on new construction in Blaine County. Elle said flammable roofs put firefighters in danger and slow their response time to other homes. “The wood shingles have got to go,” he said.