Opryland Hotel cooking fire extinguished


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A cooking incident caused a fire at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Resort shortly after noon Wednesday.

Officials with the Nashville Fire Department said the incident was a two-alarm fire.

Heavy smoke could be seen coming from the hotel, and some areas were evacuated. The smoke caused issues on the upper floor of the hotel, prompting the upstairs areas to be evacuated as a precaution.

The smoke then spread into the insulation inside the roof. 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. A hotel spokesperson stated that when the original fire was extinguished and being ventilated, some of the fire went up to the roof and caused another fire.

As of 1 p.m. officials said the fire appeared to be out and added that no injuries had been reported.

According to investigators, the fire occurred at the Old Hickory Steakhouse, located inside the hotel.

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