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Where’s the Fire Blocking? To the Editor: The detail shown on page 39 of the October 2001 issue (On the House, “Finishing Basement Walls”) does not indicate fire blocking at the intersection between the wall and ceiling cavities, as required by most building codes. This is a commonly missed and important fire and life safety item in basement remodels. If you could help get the word out, I would appreciate it. Rowland Zoller, Plans Examiner Thurston County Development Services Olympia, Wash. Paul Fisette responds: You make a great point. The detail shown is how most people design and build this wall. However, technically it is incorrect and should include fire blocking, as you mention. The difference between this wall and