Nashville Housing Trend is a Fire Hazard

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (News Channel 5) – Nashville’s newest housing trend is also a fire hazard according to fire experts with Nashville Fire Department.

Captain, and instructor, Alfred Baltz has been studying “tall and skinny” homes and how fire impacts the buildings. Since the designs are intended to take up less space, the homes are typically closer together than an average home. This is where the fire department and homeowners run into problems said Baltz.

“That causes issues with us because we’re used to homes being 20, 25 foot apart, now these homes are on top of each other,” said Baltz.

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