New homes in eastern Boulder County would be required to meet tougher fire-resistant construction requirements under proposed changes sparked by the disastrous Marshall fire.
Members of Boulder County’s Board of Review outlined their plan at a public meeting Wednesday, focusing on the grassy flatlands of the county that have not seen many devastating wildfires but are now at risk as fires grow hotter and faster in a drought-stricken West.
The proposed requirements, which will be presented to county commissioners next month for final approval, include class-A roofing that reduces the likelihood that embers ignite the interior of a home. They also call for the use of ember-resistant roof venting, noncombustible gutters and at least 3 feet of space between the home and any combustible…
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