On July 8, Taco Bell management contacted the Nashville Fire Dept. to further investigate the fire at the restaurant.
Surveillance video at the restaurant reportedly shows employees locking the doors to the restaurant. Video then shows “employees running around the inside of the store with fireworks in their hands,” the fire department said.
Store video reportedly shows employees entering the men’s room out of view of the camera, and later putting something in a trash can near the door in the dining room. Employees then went outside and recorded the trash can with cellphones, before they realized they locked themselves out, the department said.
The fire damaged the inside of the restaurant, and investigators said fireworks apparently ignited in the men’s room also caused damage. Building damages were estimated at more than $30,000, the department said.