Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Justin Moore’s Tour Bus Catches Fire

Wednesday, as Justin Moore traveled to Royal Oaks, MI, his tour bus caught fire. Around 4 a.m. the engine became engulfed in flames while Moore, his band and crew, as well as Valory’s VP of Field Promotion George Briner slept.  

The fire started from one of the batteries connecting to the bus’ generator. The smoke alarm sounded as the bus started to fill with smoke.

Everyone evacuated the bus while Moore’s bus driver extinguished the fire and assessed the situation. In all, the fire lasted approximately 10 minutes.

“Well…we really love coming to the Detroit area. I just hope in the future it gets a little more simple, as far as our trips go!” laughs Moore.  “In all seriousness, we’re thankful that we’re all safe, and feel blessed.  It could’ve been a lot worse than it was.”

No one was harmed and the bus only sustained minor smoke damage. The last time Justin headlined a show at the Royal Oaks Theatre (March 2010), his prized Gibson J-45 guitar was stolen by an enthusiastic fan.

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