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Country music star Lee Brice escapes bus fire in Ariz.

The Associated Press, Saturday, January 21, 2012, 6:47pm (PST)
  • MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- A tour bus carrying country music star Lee Brice caught on fire outside a restaurant in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, forcing the musician and his crew to flee.

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    KNXV-TV reports that the group had been on the road for nine hours when the bus caught on fire Saturday. The "Love Like Crazy" singer had a concert in Mesa.

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    Mesa firefighter Shaun Denman says crews worked quickly to keep the fire from spreading to a trailer behind the bus. He says the flames were "about as high as the roof of the building."

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    Brice says he and a few other people were asleep at the time. He says they left the bus "and within of minutes it was in flames."

    He says he's thankful no one was hurt.

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