High Rise Buildings Pose High Fire Risks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two emergencies this week at the Parthenon Tower in Nashville put a spotlight on the challenges that come with high rise building fires.

Firefighters had to help evacuate hundreds of people from the 15-story building.

“Anytime we catch a response to any high rise that ups the game automatically,” said Nashville Fire Department district Chief Ricky Taylor.

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Two emergencies this week at the Parthenon Tower in Nashville put a spotlight on the challenges that come with high rise building fires.

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