Researchers set 2 homes on fire, but only one survived the flames. Here’s what it takes to build a fire-resistant home.

A group of researchers in South Carolina set out to determine what kind of building materials would survive a wildfire. They exposed two homes — one made of wood and the other made of fire-resistant materials like fiber cement siding — to heavy winds and flying embers.  The wood home went up in flames, while the fire-resistant home went unscathed. New research shows that homes with fire-resistant materials cost about the same as

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