No injuries reported after fire at Opryland Hotel

UPDATE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – No guests were injured after a fire broke out at a restaurant at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center early Wednesday afternoon.

Assistant Chief of the Nashville Fire Department, Walter Demonbreun Jr., told News 2 the fire began in the kitchen at the Old Hickory Steakhouse and spread to the vents and onto the hotel’s roof.

Courtesy of iReport2
Courtesy of iReport2

All hotel guests were evacuated as a precaution.

The fire was extinguished and fire officials said the hotel suffered smoke damage.

The Opryland Hotel offers more than a dozen restaurants, indoor gardens with waterfalls, multiple ballrooms and ample meeting space.

One firefighter was treated on the scene due to heat.

The hotel is located at 2800 Opryland Drive. During the historic May flood in 2010, the hotel suffered millions of dollars in damages and was closed for six months. It reopened in November 2010.

 

ORIGINAL: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Nashville Fire Department responded to a fire at Opryland Hotel Wednesday.

Opryland Hotel fire - WKRN
Opryland Hotel fire – WKRN

It happened around noon.

Brian Haas, spokesman for the Nashville Fire Department told News 2, a sister station to KWQC, there was a kitchen fire inside the hotel and there could also be a HVAC fire on the roof.

The department has said the fire appears to be out and that no injuries have been reported at this time.

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