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Fire Hazard Severity Zone

Much of San Miguel Fire District falls into a "fire hazard severity zone" due to our bordering an extensive urban/wildland interface. For new construction, or for home improvements like upgrading windows, you may be subject to special requirements if your property falls within a high fire hazard severity zone.

Please click here to determine whether or not you are located within a fire hazard severity zone.

New buildings located in fire hazard severity zones must comply with the CBC, Chapter 7A and CRSC, Chapter 12-7A building codes.

For example, exterior windows shall comply with one of the following:

  • Be dual pane, with a minimum of one tempered pane meeting applicable requirements.
  • Be constructed of glass block.
  • Have a fire-resistance rating of not less than 20 minutes.
  • Be otherwise conforming to the requirements of SFM Standard 12-7A-2.
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