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Grizzlies, wilderness and a fire-resistant concrete block home

From NCMA eNews
June 13, 2019

Molly Shepherd can easily recount the devastating 2003 fire. It was one she said that quickly became a watershed moment for many people with properties in the remote, wild and achingly beautiful territory along the North Fork of the Flathead River in Montana -- a habitat they share with grizzly and black bears, moose, elk, deer, lynx, wolves, mountain lions, wolverines and numerous species of birds. The blaze very nearly engulfed her modest cabin, and soon afterward she decided to build a new place to live, one that could withstand the wild, deadly flames. A few years later her new place was a 3,000-square-foot-plus home built with materials that could resist a forest inferno: concrete block and steel. To read more, click here.