It was a rough night for the guys of the Eli Young Band. Sometime around 1 a.m. CST, the band posted a video to social media showing their tour bus engulfed in flames. According to the post, the bus caught fire outside of Topeka, Kansas.
"We've lost more than a bus here. There are memories and possessions that we can't replace! It's really sad to see her go. We're just happy that our driver, Randy, is safe!" the caption reads.
We've lost more than a bus here. memories and possessions that we can't replace! We're just happy that our driver, Randy, is safe! pic.twitter.com/9SyAghph67— EliYoungBand (@EliYoungBand) January 18, 2017
It is unclear who was aboard the bus at the time of the fire and what caused the fire.
Unfortunately, tour bus fires aren't an unusual occurrence. Late last year, rising country star Chris Lane lost his tour bus and most of his equipment when his bus caught fire just outside of Nashville.
"We were almost home from a long trip...and a loud noise happened in the back lounge - next thing we know it all went up in flames," Lane told Taste of Country shortly after the accident.
In April 2015, Lady Antebellum's bus caught fire outside of Dallas, Texas. Lady A's Hillary Scott, her husband, tour manager and driver were all on board at the time.
Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary
Thankfully, no injuries were reported in any of the bus fires.
The Grammy nominated group is scheduled to perform a the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota, Friday night (January 20). At press time, that concert is set to go on at scheduled.
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