Details on Eli Young Band’s Bus Fire in Kansas

“It’s Sad to See Her Go”

The Eli Young Band appeared to have lost everything onboard their tour bus after it was destroyed in a fire early Wednesday morning (Jan. 18) in Kansas.

The band was at home with the night off, and the bus was making its way to their next show on Friday (Jan. 20) in Minnesota. There have been no reports of any cancellations yet.

“Our bus caught fire tonight right outside of Topeka, KS,” the group posted on Instagram. “We’ve lost more than a bus here. There are memories and possessions that we can’t replace! It’s really sad to see her go. We’re just happy that our driver, Randy, is safe!”

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According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, the vehicle was destroyed on the Kansas Turnpike about 10 miles east of downtown Topeka. The fire was called in around 12:45 a.m., when the bus was pulled over at the East Topeka service area on Interstate 70.

The Shawnee Heights Fire District that responded to the blaze said there were no injuries reported, and the cause of the fire has not been determined yet.

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