SEVERE WX : Flood Warning View Alerts

Explosion in Downtown Nashville on Christmas Morning

Explosion in Nashville is 'linked to vehicle' police say

Posted: Dec 25, 2020 9:05 AM
Updated: Dec 25, 2020 9:07 AM


Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion in Nashville this Christmas morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Nashville Fire Department.

"There is an incident involving an explosion. This is an active scene," spokeswoman Kendra Loney told CNN. "Metro Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department are on the scene."

Police tweeted the explosion is "linked to a vehicle" and they are investigating with their federal partners. The explosion took place outside 166 2nd Avenue N. downtown, police said.

No additional details were immediately available, Loney said.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper told CNN he was "aware of an explosion" and was on the way to the scene.

"I do know emergency services are calling in our help, all our specialties, to investigate the cause of the explosion and I'm sure more information will be posted soon," Cooper said.

The mayor added the explosion happened on 2nd Avenue on the edge of the Tennessee city's hospitality and tourist district in an old, historic part of town.

Cooper did not know if there were any injuries reported as a result of the explosion.

Footage from CNN affiliate WTVF showed smoke rising from a fire on the street, with debris littering the area.

Eyewitness Buck McCoy told CNN the explosion took place right in front of his home. On the street, he said he saw three cars that were "fully engulfed" in flames.

"There was trees laying everywhere, glass laying everywhere," he said, adding he saw some people who weren't injured but looked as if they were in shock.

Evansville
Clear
36° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 27°
Owensboro
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 29°
Princeton
Clear
35° wxIcon
Hi: 38° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 25°
Madisonville
Clear
38° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 30°
Jasper
Clear
34° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 24°
Conditions are dry, but chilly. Winds have strengthened out of the north making it feel bitterly cold. As we head into the overnight hours temperatures will fall into the mid 20s. As winds stay gusty out of the north it will make it feel more like the teens Sunday morning under clear skies. The majority of the Tri-State will remain dry come Sunday afternoon. There is a slim chance that some of our communities across the far southern reaches of the Tri-State could see some light snowfall early in the afternoon, but it's looking like it will stay south and east of the Tri-State. We'll climb to a high temperature of 38° with sunny and breezy conditions. Gusts out of the north could reach 25-30 MPH.
WEVV 4K Doppler Radar
WEVV 7-Day Forecast
WEVV Watches & Warnings

Latest Video

Image

Local Hospitals Limiting Patient Visitations

Image

Cold & Breezy Weekend

Image

Red Cross Blood Shortage

Image

QUAD CITY THUNDERBOLTS

Image

MEMORIAL MATER DEI BOYS

Image

SPRINGFIELD SE BOSSE BOYS

Image

EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN CENTRAL BOYS

Image

CHRISTIAN COUNTY HARRISON BOYS

Image

2A State Tournament Brings Winter Business Boom in Owensboro

Image

Omicron Surge Creating Long Covid-19 Test Times Throughout Tri-State

Community Events