Sunday, October 15, 2017

"Despite clear risks, Santa Rosa neighborhood that burned down was exempt from fire regulations"

LAT:

Because it was outside the officially mapped “very severe” hazard zone, more than five miles to the east, Coffey Park was exempt from regulations designed to make buildings fire resistant in high-risk areas.

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“With a lot of hazard mapping, once you get into a density of development, it’s mapped urban and it’s considered unburnable,”