Toby Keith’s Tour Bus Catches Fire

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One of Toby Keith’s tour buses caught fire before dawn Monday morning (July 1) near Indianapolis. Luckily no one was hurt. Some equipment and personal items, though, were destroyed.

The bus was carrying members of Keith’s band from Chicago (where they played a show Sunday night) back to Nashville. Keith himself was not on board.

The accident happened near the town of Lebanon, just north of Indianapolis. According to Jason Lee, chief of the Lebanon Fire Department, the fire was in the rear engine compartment. Firefighters arrived quickly and had the fire under control within 25 minutes. The southbound lanes of I-65, however, were closed for hours so workers could clean up the site and safely remove the bus.

Related: Toby Keith talks upcoming album and new single “Drinks After Work”

Keith is currently on his Hammer Down Tour. He’s also organizing the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert, taking place July 6 in Norman, Oklahoma. A benefit to aid victims of the recent tornadoes that devastated Moore, Oklahoma, the concert features performances by Keith along with Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Ronnie Dunn, Sammy Hagar, Mel Tillis, and (via satellite) Carrie Underwood. Proceeds will benefit The United Way Of Central Oklahoma May Tornado Relief Fund.

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