Explosion rocks downtown Nashville on Christmas Day



An explosion shook downtown Nashville early Friday, with police and firefighters on the scene.

The Metro Nashville Police Department said the blast occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time and was connected to a vehicle in the neighborhood.

“There is an incident involving an explosion,” the Nashville Fire Department said in a statement reported by local Fox 17. “This is an active scene. Metro Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department are on the scene. There are no additional details to provide at this time.”

Police and firefighters were quickly on the scene after the blast caused noticeable tremors in the surrounding area.

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“The entire @WKRN  studio just shook,” the outlet’s alert desk anchor Josh Breslow tweeted. “Anyone else in Nashville just feel any weird shaking ??”

According to social media posts, the explosion resulted in significant damage to a building that was on fire, with dozens of people evacuated.

The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management reportedly stated that the blast came from a parked RV that exploded.

Singer-songwriter Cassadee Pope was one of those who felt the effects of the incident.

“Our house shook here in Nashville,” Pope tweeted. “Just praying nobody was hurt.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.





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