IS THIS A FIRE HAZARD? Please Help with Fireplace Code!!

Jerri Blank
October 8, 2019

Our fireplace originally had a brick hearth around it which was removed so we could replace the floor (gut reno). The wood planks of the new floor go right up to the opening of the fireplace, which is like an inch off the floor. I told our GC that this seems like a super fire hazard, and he said he would check with the inspector. So he met with the inspector, and reported that the fireplace is up to code. Can someone please help me figure out if this is up to code requirements (in Los Angeles, if that makes a difference)?? It just doesn't seem safe to me. TIA

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