Yesterday began as a normal day-of-show for Randy Houser and his crew as they were preparing for their concert tonight in Isle of the Palms, SC; however this afternoon, things took a turn for the worse. At around 12:40 p.m. CT, the crew noticed flames emanating from the rear suite of the bus, causing thick black smoke to billow 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.
In the midst of the chaos, Houser managed to take a video with his cell phone camera capturing the horrifying 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 cause of the fire is still unknown, and it has not been 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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