Fire-Proofing California’s Homes Is Possible — but at What Cost?

Building houses to withstand the ever-growing fire problem may be only for the rich

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Nov 27 · 5 min read
A rendering of the fire-resistant Glen Ellen Retreat, including the insulated windows and lack of gutters. Image: Brandon Jørgensen

By Eleanor Cummins

Brandon Jørgensen grew up in the canyons of northern California. From a young age, he was familiar with disaster: Jørgensen knew the region’s cyclical wildfires firsthand…

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