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Soffit with a finished back

If the wall and ceiling were drywalled before the soffit was put in, no further fire blocking is needed.

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Stairs above unfinished space

Angle-cut 2-by fire blocking to fit between the studs on the outside of the stair stringers.

Stringers

Install 2-by blocking between stair stringers to prevent fire from entering the joist bays. Cover the underside of stair stringers with drywall.

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