Emergency personnel work near the scene of an explosion in downtown Nashville, Tenn., Friday, Dec. 25, 2020. Buildings shook in the immediate area and beyond after a loud boom was heard early Christmas morning.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (AP)
The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told local broadcaster News 2 that the parked RV exploded around 6.30am and damaged at least 20 surrounding buildings, including an AT&T office block which led to 911 communications and local flight control systems to be thrown into chaos.
Nashville Fire spokesman Joseph Pleasant said three people were taken to the hospital, though none were in critical condition.