Battle of beliefs: Amish fight Eau Claire County over building code requirements
July 29, 2013
Traditional Amish beliefs are butting heads with modern society in Eau Claire County, where county officials are meeting resistance by some of the county’s Amish residents to installing smoke detectors in their homes.
One Amish family in the eastern part of the county, near Augusta, has been evicted from its home, in part because of the issue, and others face possible eviction because of their refusal to allow smoke detectors in their homes and their objections to other portions of the state building code, said Randy Hill, an Eau Claire tax preparer who has several Amish clients.
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