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Due to extremely dangerous weather conditions in the area, the Town of Breckenridge has enacted STAGE 2 fire restrictions effective immediately.

Section R313 Dwelling Unit Fire Sprinkler Systems and Internal Fire Protection

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Section R313 Dwelling Unit Fire Sprinkler Systems and Internal Fire Protection.

28. Section R313.1 General. Structures under the scope of this code are to be protected by fire sprinkler systems as designated, reviewed, installed and inspected by the Red White and Blue Fire District per section R313.1.1 through R313.1.2.

29. Section R313.1.1, Fire Sprinkler Systems required. Structures greater than 6,000 square feet are to be protected by fire sprinkler systems per the Red White and Blue Fire District. Square footages shall include all attached garages and any detached structures within 3 feet of the residence. Square footage shall be measured from exterior wall to exterior wall. Fire separations within the structure shall not be utilized to reduce the measured square footages of the structure(s).

30. Section R313.1.2 Additions. Any addition which increases the total square footage of the residence to greater than 6,600 square feet is to be provided with a fire sprinkler system at the addition only. Where the size of the addition itself is greater than 6,000 square feet, the addition as well as the existing residence shall be provided with a fire sprinkler system. Where the addition increases the total square footage of the residence to greater than 6,600 square feet and the alterations to the existing structure results in the removal of interior wall and ceiling finishes exposing the structure a fire sprinkler systems shall be retro-fitted into the existing residence as well as the addition.

31. Section R313.2 Internal Fire Protection. Residences between 4,000 and 6,000 square feet shall be provided with 5/8” Type ‘X’ drywall throughout the structure. The 5/8” Type ‘X’ drywall shall be continued behind fireplaces, bathtubs, showers, T&G and other similar areas.