Commissioners give the OK to home fire-sprinkler ordinance
Douglas County commissioners last Thursday approved an ordinance requiring automatic fire-sprinkler systems in some homes within the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District.
The ordinance exempts new structures less than 3,600 square feet from having to install automatic fire-sprinkler systems if the buildings meet fire-flow requirements.
The ordinance requires sprinklers in existing homes if an addition would increase the size of a home to more than 3,600 square feet.
The size requirement does not include so-called “accessory uses” such as garages, decks and covered walkways.