Nashville Explosion: First responders hailed as heroes

This image taken from a surveillance video provided by Metro Nashville PD, shows a recreational vehicle that was involved in a blast on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 in Nashville, Tenn. An explosion shook the largely deserted streets early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding some people. Police were responding to a report of shots fired when they encountered a recreational vehicle blaring a recording that said a bomb would detonate in 15 minutes, Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said. Police evacuated nearby buildings and called in the bomb squad. (Metro Nashville PD via AP)

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UPDATED 10:50 AM PT – Saturday, December 26, 2020

Officials in Nashville, Tennessee are keeping residents away from the site of a major explosion which went off on Christmas. The mayor issued a curfew for the blast area, effective Friday through Sunday, as investigators continue to work on the scene.

This comes as the police chief said remains were found near the blast site and will be examined to determine if they are human.

Nashville Mayor John Cooper called the police officers who helped clear residents from the area “incredible heroes,” saying they prevented many injuries.

“The chiefs and I have just had a walking tour of the devastation on Second Avenue,” Mayor Cooper stated. “As of right now, initial evidence does show that the early morning explosion was was a deliberate bomb being set off in our community.”

Authorities said they weren’t aware of any credible threats in the area heading into the holiday.

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