Lady Antebellum singer, Hillary Scott, was a passenger on her tour bus when a fire suddenly started near the rear wheel. The incident occurred on Thursday morning (16th April) on Interstate 30 in Garland, Texas. No one was injured but the incident could have been much worse had the driver not immediately pulled over and the vehicle been evacuated.
Hillary Scott was on her tour bus today when a fire broke out.
The country music singer was travelling from Nashville to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport when the fire broke out. Scott was heading to the American Country Music Awards in Arlington, which will take place on Sunday (19th April).
29-year-old Scott was on the bus with her husband, manager and driver. Soon after the fire, Scott shared a picture of the bus on Instagram and showed the extent of the damage. In the caption, Scott explained the situation and that all on board were "safe and sound".
"Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe," Scott added.
Authorities are currently investigating the incident and are attempting to clear up the carriageway surrounding the bus. A representative of Scott's stated the singer was not using her usual bus but did not say why it was unavailable. According to reports by NBCDFW, investigators have found nothing wrong with the damaged vehicle and it was up to standards when it was driven. They believe the fire broke out as the back wheel became heated although the reason is as yet unknown.
Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary