Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum was on her way to Dallas-Fort Worth Thursday when a tire on her tour bus blew. Before long, the bus was engulfed in fire.
Luckily, the driver acted quickly – he got everyone safely off and called 911, the local fire chief in Garland, Texas, told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
The singer, her husband, and her tour manager were on board when the tire blew, but everyone managed to get out unscathed, the Los Angeles Times added. Scott immediately informed fans that she was okay through Instagram.
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
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“Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped … keep us safe.”
In an odd twist, this was not Scott’s usual ride, though her reps did not clarify the reason why it was unavailable.
The Lady Antebellum singer was on her way the American Country Music Awards. They had come from Nashville. The other band members, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, were not on board, Entertainment Tonight reported. Lady Antebellum will perform at the awards ceremony and are also up for a nomination.
The fire has closed a stretch of the interstate for four hours as crews clean up the wreckage. The bus was completely destroyed.
PIC: Massive traffic backup where Lady Antebellum bus caught fire along I-30 at Dalrock pic.twitter.com/uUnoIEGOT8— WFAA TV (@wfaachannel8) April 16, 2015
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