Small fire forces evacuation of apartment tower

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Dozens of elderly residents have been evacuated after a small fire at a Nashville apartment tower.

WSMV-TV reported school buses were used to take 172 residents of Parthenon Towers to the student activity center at Lipscomb University on Monday evening. Some of the residents were in wheel chairs.

The American Red Cross is providing meals and nurses to care for the people who were moved. Many are elderly and others are disabled.

The fire didn't cause major damage, but it caused the fire alarm system to not operate.

The tower is beside Centennial Park in the Vanderbilt University area of the city.


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