Official: Opryland Hotel fire began at Old Hickory Steakhouse

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – No guests were injured after the Nashville Fire Department responded to a fire at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center early Wednesday afternoon.

Brian Haas, spokesman for the fire department, told News 2 there was a kitchen fire at the Old Hickory Steakhouse inside the hotel that spread to the vents of the building and onto the roof.

All hotel guests were evacuated as a precaution and no guests were hurt, according to Walter Demonbreun Jr., Assistant Chief of the Nashville Fire Department.

One firefighter was treated at the scene.

The fire was extinguished but officials told News 2 there was a lot of smoke and minimal water damage.

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.