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Nashville Fire crews respond to multiple fires at Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Opryland Hotel Fire--Photo-Erik Hamilton

UPDATE (12:53pm)--According to the Nashville Fire Department, the fire "appears to be out" and there are "no injuries so far." The hotel has been evacuated as a precaution and will remain so as firefighters check for fire and smoke in the building. One firefighter is being treated for possible heat exhaustion.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Nashville Fire Department responded to two fires at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel on Wednesday.

The first fire was quickly extinguished and the building was not evacuated. According to Jenny Barker -the hotel spokesman- the fire started in the kitchen but was put out. Barker says she was happy the fire was put out and says firefighters showed an "impressive response" to the situation.

Despite reports of heavy smoke in the area, Barker says there was no smoke damage to the building. The call came in around 11:30 am CST.

At 12:10pm, a second call of a fire came in to dispatch. According to crews, the second fire started in an air handler on the roof. Barker tells FOX 17 when the original fire was extinguished and being ventilated, some of the fire went up to the roof and caused another fire.

This is a developing situation.



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