News February 16, 2021

Wood Shingles and Shakes Disallowed

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Teton County, Wyoming Board of County Commissioners has approved an amendment that will bar wood shingles and shakes within the wildland-urban interface on new construction.

Current code allows for wood shingles and shakes that have been treated with fire retardant, but experts say that is still a concern within the interface areas.

The Teton Area Wildland Protection Coalition and Jackson Hole Fire-EMS suggested eliminating the material from new construction.

The commission voted 3-2 to approve the amendment, which takes effect March 1st.