Sharing Solar Equipment Working Space With Firepath


Senior Member
Hi everyone,

I am working on a commercial roof top design, where the 4' working space of the equipment on the roof overlaps the 6' firepath. Is sharing the working space with the firepath okay? Is there any code that talks about this as I was not able to find any thanks.

Please see attached for a better understanding on what I am talking about. (Red - Working Space, Orange - Fire Path).



Staff member
Placerville, CA, USA
Retired PV System Designer
Just that both requirements prohibit obstructions within the specified areas and the simple footprint of another required clearance does not constitute an obstruction or encroachent.
From a practical viewpoint it would be very rare for both clear areas to be in use at the same time. :)