Smoke Rises Following Explosion in Downtown Nashville

Emergency crews responded to reports of a large explosion in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, in the early hours of Christmas morning, December 25, local media reported.

Residents were evacuated from the area and there were no immediate reports of injuries, local media reported.

The source of the explosion was apparently a parked vehicle, according to initial reports.

This footage was posted to Facebook by Michael DeGregory, who said he was woken up by “the ground shaking” following the explosion. He arrived on the scene as police and the fire department were setting up a perimeter. Credit: Michael DeGregory via Storyful