Emergency services are responding to a massive explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.

Residents and first responders are being told to leave the area due to possible car bombs. Local media reports that the initial blast came from an RV.

There have been reports of gunfire before and after the explosion — as well as live ammo exploding inside of a vehicle that was ablaze.

“Explosion in downtown Nashville, apparently from parked vehicle on 2nd Ave. Fire department personnel being told to pull back two blocks from explosion site, concerned about potential vehicle bombs. Police bomb squad and fire hazmat team on scene,” local reporter Phil Williams tweeted.

There are reports of heavy structural damage for at least one block and possible fatalities, as well as debris being recovered several city blocks in multiple directions.

“Debris was ejected quite far. Some as far as 4-5 blocks away. Debris was ejected quite far. Some as far as 4-5 blocks away,” Aurora Intel tweeted.

The Metro Nashville Police tweeted shortly after 9 a.m. that “an explosion linked to a vehicle occurred at 6:30 this morning outside 166 2nd Ave N downtown. Investigation active by MNPD & federal partners.”

Here is a Video of Moments before the car bomb went off in down town Nashville, Tennessee, a loudspeaker forewarned residents in the area ?

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