Huge Blast Damages Buildings in Downtown Nashville

A massive explosion rocked the central business district of Nashville early Christmas morning, causing damages to several buildings and prompting evacuations of people around the area, said local authorities.

A massive explosion rocked the central business district of Nashville early Christmas morning, causing damages to several buildings and prompting evacuations of people around the area, said local authorities.

“There is an incident involving an explosion,” said the Nashville Fire Department. “This is an active scene. Metro Nashville Police Department and Nashville Fire Department are on the scene.”

Joseph Pleasant, a spokesman for the city’s fire department, said three people were injured during the blast and have been sent to nearby hospitals to receive treatment. None of them are in life-threatening condition.

According to the Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management, a parked RV in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street exploded early Friday, causing structural damages.

Nashville firefighters asked people in the area to move at least two blocks away from the location of the blast due to potential radiation and the possibility of having vehicle bombs left in the area.

Police and officials from the emergency management office of the city later claimed the explosion was an “intentional act”.

A bomb squad has been deployed at the scene of explosion to find evidences. The team is currently working with the Nashville police and federal agencies for an active investigation to determine the cause of the incident.


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