WKRN staff - 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., said the fire began in the kitchen at the Old Hickory Steakhouse and spread to the vents and onto the hotel's roof. The fire was extinguished and fire officials said the hotel suffered smoke damage.
All hotel guests were evacuated as a precaution. The Opryland Hotel offers more than a dozen restaurants, indoor gardens with waterfalls, multiple ballrooms and ample meeting space.
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.