SAN ANTONIO -- Changes are officially coming to boarding homes in San Antonio
City Council members voted Thursday to require homes be licensed and inspected. Homes must also have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and fire sprinklers.
The decision comes following two fires at boarding homes. One of the fires killed four men.
The new ordinance also limits most homes to a maximum of six residents, and requires a half-mile separation between boarding homes.
The ordinance goes into effect in March.