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Grizzlies, wilderness and a fire-resistant concrete block home

August 5, 2019

From TMS Sustainability E-NewsJuly 31, 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. The blaze very nearly engulfed her…
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Victims of massive UK fire say Grenfell was ignored

July 12, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJuly 11, 2019 Safety fears about a block of flats in east London ravaged by a huge fire last month were first raised in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, it has been claimed. Concerns about wooden cladding were voiced almost two years before the blaze which destroyed 20 flats and damaged…
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Grizzlies, wilderness and a fire-resistant concrete block home

June 18, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 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…
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Firefighters show just how fast new wood homes burn

June 10, 2019

From NCMA eNewsJune 13, 2019 Despite advancements in technology and stricter building codes, firefighters are sounding the alarm about how fast it takes a newly constructed wood home to burn down in a fire. The primary culprits? Two main components: engineered I-joists and oriented strand boards (OSBs). They're both made in part from wood chips…
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