Lady Antebellum tour bus catches fire in Texas, no one hurt

Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:50pm EDT
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By Lisa Maria Garza

DALLAS (Reuters) - A tour bus carrying the lead singer of country music group Lady Antebellum caught fire on Thursday on a highway near Dallas but no one was injured.

Local police in the Dallas suburb of Garland said the incident occurred on Interstate 30.

Vocalist Hillary Scott posted on Twitter that she, her husband and tour manager were traveling to Dallas when one of the rear tires blew out. The driver quickly pulled over before the fire spread in the vehicle, Scott said.

"Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly," Scott wrote. "Everyone is safe and sound."

The other two members of the group were not aboard the bus.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for vocal group of the year at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held on Sunday in Arlington, Texas.

(Reporting by Lisa Maria Garza in Dallas)

Jan 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Recording artists Lady Antebellum sing the national anthem prior to the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2015 CFP National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports