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Fire codes stricter after Waldo Canyon

7:12 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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The Gazette reports that Colorado Springs' city council has given preliminary approval to fire code changes to make homes more fire resistant in the foothills.

The Waldo Canyon blaze destroyed 346 homes. Fire Marshal Brett Lacey has said that hundreds of homes might still be standing had the tougher fire codes been in place.

The fire code changes would apply only to rebuilds and new construction on vacant lots, not to existing structures.

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