U.S. agents search home after Nashville blast

Federal agents on Saturday searched a two-story suburban home, about 11 miles southeast of Nashville, for clues as to why a motor home blew up in the city on Christmas Day.

A witness told Reuters officials were paying close attention to the basement.

A person of interest has not been identified in what officials are calling 'an intentional act.'

KORNESKI: “During the past 24 hours our joint investigative team fielded nearly 500 tips..."

FBI Special Agent in Charge Doug Korneski told reporters on Saturday that - with scores of tips - investigators were working on identifying what appeared to be human remains amid the charred wreckage of Friday's explosion.

He did not say whether the remains might belong to a suspect.

Hundreds of agents and local police officers are scouring the site where, on Friday, a motor home blaring a recorded warning blew up… injuring three people, destroying several vehicles and damaging dozens of businesses.

Nashville Police Chief, John Drake:

“There's about 40 buildings that's been impacted and so those buildings will have to be cleared through our codes.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said in a Twitter post that it was a 'miracle' that no one was killed in the blast.

In a letter to President Donald Trump, Lee requested a federal emergency declaration for his state to aid in relief efforts

Video Transcript

NARRATOR: Federal agents on Saturday searched a two-story suburban home about 11 miles southeast of Nashville for clues as to why a motor home blew up in the city on Christmas Day. A witness told Reuters officials were paying close attention to the basement. A person of interest has not been identified in what officials are calling an intentional act.

DOUG KORNESKI: During the past 24 hours, our joint investigative team fielded nearly 500 tips.

NARRATOR: FBI Special Agent in Charge Doug Korneski told reporters on Saturday that with scores of tips, investigators were working on identifying what appeared to be human remains amid the charred wreckage of Friday's explosion. He did not say whether the remains might belong to a suspect. Hundreds of agents and local police officers are scouring the site where, on Friday, a motor home blaring a recorded warning blew up, injuring three people, destroying several vehicles, and damaging dozens of businesses. Nashville Police Chief, John Drake.

JOHN DRAKE: There's about 40 buildings that'd been impacted. And so those buildings will have to be cleared throughout codes.

NARRATOR: Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said in a Twitter post that it was a miracle that no one was killed in the blast. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Lee requested a federal emergency declaration for his state to aid in relief efforts.