An explosion in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning that the authorities said they believe was an “intentional” act sent smoke rising high above the buildings, the authorities said.

Officials said at a news conference that three people were injured and taken to hospitals. So far, there are no fatalities, they said.

An explosion “linked to a vehicle” occurred at 6:30 a.m. outside 166 2nd Ave N in downtown Nashville, the Metro Nashville Police Department said on Twitter…

Freddie O’Connell, a Nashville council member for the area affected by the explosion, said by email that a lot of people had lost their homes.