In Columbia SC and Lake Wylie SC there have been two house fires in the past few months that took out several other homes.
The houses were built close together and had vinyl siding.
Some code changes around here might be coming.
I can see it now, smoke detectors required on the exterior…
Builders my have to choose from larger lots or fire resistant cladding.
One neighborhood with small lots required brick, stone or hardy plank and has not had the problem (yet).
It might be a good idea to report the safety issue with houses like this.
Even with brick the fire can spread via the roof.