BRKG Large explosion in downtown Nashville


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WTF happened?


Posted: Dec 25, 2020 / 07:03 AM CST / Updated: Dec 25, 2020 / 07:03 AM CST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A large explosion in downtown Nashville on Second and Broadway near Commerce Street occurred around 6:30 am. This is a developing situation but heavy black smoke is rising above the affected area.

There is a large police presence in this area along with fire crews. News 2 has reached out to Metro Police and The Fire Department to learn more. News 2 reporter Elizabeth Lane is working to get more information.



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Our local news (Huntsville, AL) mentioned it this morning, but at the time said no information was being provided to them on the cause, which building for sure or if any injuries, although they did say lots of debris was thrown into air and nearby areas.


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'DEVASTATED' Nashville explosion – huge Christmas Day blast leaves ‘multiple casualties’ as downtown building collapses in flames

  • 25 Dec 2020, 13:07
  • Updated: 25 Dec 2020, 13:32
A HUGE Christmas Day explosion in Nashville has left "multiple casualties" as a downtown building collapsed in flames.
Roughly 30 people were evacuated from upper lofts on Second and Broadway near Commerce Street in Tennessee on Friday morning.
The blast happened in Nashville, Tennessee
The blast happened in Nashville, TennesseeCredit: WKRN
The explosion happened on Christmas Day
The explosion happened on Christmas DayCredit: google maps
The explosion led one building to collapse, and vehicles on the road have reportedly caught on fire.
The blast caused "heavy structural damage" and glass and steel to shatter "everywhere," according to Nashville Fire radio traffic.
The incident occurred at around 6.30am and heavy black smoke was seen rising from the area, WKRN reported.
"There is an incident involving an explosion. 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," the Nashville Fire Department said in a statement.
Police officers and members of the fire department were at the scene.

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Nashville Tennessee RV Explosion Sets Building Ablaze, Downtown Evacuated
By Khaleda Rahman On 12/25/20 at 8:17 AM EST

Widespread Damage After Huge Explosion In Beirut - BBC News


U.S. Nashville Tennessee Explosion
A massive explosion in downtown Nashville caused damage to several buildings and prompted evacuations on Christmas Day.
The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management's district chief said a parked RV had exploded near the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Commerce Street early Friday, damaging a number of buildings nearby, according to WKRN reporter Nickelle Smith.
Jason Steen, the editor of website Scoop Nashville, tweeted that one building had collapsed after the blast. He reported on Twitter that firefighters were retreating after the incident and that all personnel were accounted for.
"A structure is on fire downtown - searching for victims ongoing - several people walked out of upper residences on their own. preparing for multi-casualty incident, triage being staged on-site," Steen tweeted. He added that most people appeared to have only sustained minor injuries.
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In a later tweet, Steen said the Nashville Fire Department was evacuating two further blocks and advising people to stay away from all vans and trucks on the street due to the "possibility of more explosions."
Update - it’s near 2nd and commerce. Definitely an explosion. Jesus #nashville #downtown
— Jeremy Schott (@thejeremyschott) December 25, 2020
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A video posted on Twitter by Jeremy Schott from a nearby building showed emergency vehicles at the scene and massive plumes of smoke billowing into the sky.
This is a breaking news story and will be updated when more information is available.
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There was an article in June of this year

Tennessee newspaper investigating "horrific" ad claiming "Islam" would bomb Nashville

June 22, 2020 / 6:29 AM / CBS/AP

A major Tennessee newspaper said Sunday it is investigating what its editor called a "horrific" full-page advertisement from a religious group that predicts a terrorist attack in Nashville next month. The paid advertisement that appeared in Sunday's editions of The Tennessean addresses the "citizens of Nashville" and warns that the attack would happen on July 18, 2020.

The ad from the group Future For America claims Donald Trump "is the final president of the USA" and features a photo of Trump and Pope Francis. It begins by claiming that a nuclear device would be detonated in Nashville and that the attack would be carried out by unspecific interests of "Islam."
This morning, the Nashville @Tennessean — the largest newspaper in the state — published a full-page ad from a far-right client warning “Islam is going to detonate a nuclear device in Nashville, Tennessee.” It’s accompanied by photos of Donald Trump and Pope Francis.
— Alex Martin Smith (@asmiff) June 21, 2020
The group also ran a full-page ad in Wednesday's editions of the newspaper stating its intention to warn Nashville residents about next month's event "so that they may be able to make a decision intelligently."

In a story on its website Sunday afternoon, The Tennessean said the ad violated the newspaper's long-established standards banning hate speech.
Vice President and Editor Michael A. Anastasi said the paper's news and sales departments operate independently.
"Clearly there was a breakdown in the normal processes, which call for careful scrutiny of our advertising content," Anastasi said.
"The ad is horrific and is utterly indefensible in all circumstances. It is wrong, period, and should have never been published," he said. "It has hurt members of our community and our own employees and that saddens me beyond belief. It is inconsistent with everything The Tennessean as an institution stands and has stood for."

Sales executives ordered the ad to be removed from future editions, the newspaper said.
Gannett, which owns The Tennessean, is investigating to determine, according to Kevin Gentzel, the chief revenue officer.
Two ads ran this week in the Tennessean that clearly violate our advertising standards. We strongly condemn the message and apologize to our readers. We are immediately investigating to determine how this could have happened:Tennessean apologizes, launches investigation after 'horrific' ad runs in print editions
— Kevin Gentzel (@KevGentzel) June 21, 2020
Council on Islamic-American Relations spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said in a statement Sunday that while the group appreciates that the "Islamophobic" ad was pulled and an investigation has begun, "we would urge the Tennessean to also implement updated policies and staff training to ensure that this type of hate incident does not occur in the future. CAIR is willing to offer that training."
According to FBI statistics, Tennessee reported 170 hate crime incidents in 2018. Yasmine Taeb, a lawyer with Demand Progress tweeted that the ad "will only cause further hatred & incite violence against Muslims."
It was not immediately known how much Future for America paid for the ads. According to its website, the group's ministry warns of so-called end-of-the-world Bible prophecies whose fulfillment "is no longer future_for it is taking place before our eyes."
A telephone message left with Bonnerdale, Arkansas-based Future for America wasn't immediately returned.
Terry Heaton, who is an author and retired television news executive, including the former executive producer of "The 700 Club," said the advertisement's claim is not supported in the Bible.

"This idea has been debated in church circles forever, and there have been plenty of historical accounts of those who shouted that 'the end is near,'" Heaton said. "Obviously, nobody has been accurate, so I think it's safe to say this is nonsense."


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Jason Steen

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BREAKING/(CON'T): Nashville Fire is now evacuating all personnel ANOTHER TWO BLOCKS from the center of the explosion - POSSIBILITY OF MORE EXPLOSIONS HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY

7:19 AM · Dec 25, 2020·Twitter Web App

A nice nasty dose of terror for Christmas.....

Interesting. Our bad guys (Antifa and such) or long, silent ME type bad guys?

ETA: just saw jward's post #24 about the June threat.


Watching a satellite uplink from News 5 in Nashville. Showing a lot of fire trucks in the background. Saying that fire and police are pulling back not knowing if other explosions are coming. Saying he is staging at Nisson stadium. Says can’t confirm if original explosion came from a vehicle.


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Bombing feared after massive explosion rocks downtown Nashville
December 25, 2020

Eric W. Dolan

Bombing feared after massive explosion rocks downtown Nashville

Video posted to social media shows flaming wreckage in downtown Nashville. (Screenshot/

Emergency crews are responding to an explosion in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, according to multiple reports from local media.
The Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told News 2 that a parked RV exploded and caused damage to several buildings. Local residents reported feeling a large shaking around 6:30 a.m.
It is unclear what caused the explosion. No injuries have been reported.
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According to News Channel 5 reporter Phil Williams, Nashville firefighters are "concerned about potential vehicle bombs" and have cleared out the area.

Photo from across river by @NC5's @KevWisniewski
— Phil Williams (@Phil Williams)1608903855.0
However, the Metro Nashville Office of Emergency Management told News 2 that foul play was not suspected at this time.
See more reports on the situation below:

Buck McCoy is in downtown #Nashville right now and captured the horrifying scene there Buck
— philip lewis (@philip lewis)1608904574.0
Here’s another video of the explosion in downtown #Nashville. Again from Buck McCoy.
— Ryan Graney‍ (@Ryan Graney‍)1608902368.0
Oh my god! This video from downtown #Nashville of the explosion!!! This is from Buck McCoy on Facebook!
— Ryan Graney‍ (@Ryan Graney‍)1608901719.0
Nashville this morning.
— Keith Roysdon (@Keith Roysdon)1608903785.0
Heavy police and fire presence and large scale damage reported following an explosion in Downtown Nashville that se…
— Ford Sanders (@Ford Sanders)1608903771.0
We’re starting to see pictures of the damage as the sun comes up. Something caused a lot of damage this morning in…
— Aaron Cantrell (@Aaron Cantrell)1608902159.0
Bombing feared after massive explosion rocks downtown Nashville


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gunfire was reported, so it could have, I guess, either caused an explosion in an RV, or an "ordinary" explosion could have set off ammo in all sorts of cars, coz it's TN, and that's how they roll....

I dunno. Our gas line explosions don't normally look at that big or damaging, but that means nothing.