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Randy Houser tour bus catches fire, no one injured

Wednesday, March 9, 2011 – Randy Houser's tour bus caught this afternoon, resulting in no injuries. However, gear, clothing and personal belongings were lost in the blaze.

Houser and his crew as they were preparing for their concert tonight in Isle of the Palms, S.C., but at about 12:40 p.m. central, the crew noticed flames coming from the rear suite of the bus. Thick black smoke billowed throughout the corridor and main cabin. Houser and all the band and crew members were safely evacuated, however all of their gear, clothing and personal belongings were lost.

During the fire, Houser shot a video with his cell phone camera capturing the damage. Although shaken, he sent a message that "all are safe" to his manager. He said, "Fire is out. Lost all my clothes. I'm pretty sad, but so thankful we all got off safely. That fire burned all through our home on wheels."

The video footage captured by Houser is available on his YouTube channel.

The cause of the fire is unknown, and it was not determined whether or not the bus will be able to be saved through repairs. The show tonight will remain on schedule.

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