Cedar-shake shingles prohibited in Idaho city to stop spread of wildfires

The city council of Hailey, Idaho, has banned cedar-shake shingles in conjunction with the 2012 International Fire Code, which includes the Wildland Urban Interface Code. The code allows the shingles if they are treated with fire retardant, but the city banned them completely after a wildfire at Beaver Creek last year. The retardant can wear off the shingles and embers can set them on fire, said Mike Baledge, the city's fire marshal.

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