LEBANON, Ind. (WISH) - A vehicle fire that shut down southbound lanes of Interstate 65 Monday morning was part of Toby Keith's concert tour, though the headliner wasn't on board.
Lebanon Fire Department officials said the driver of the bus looked in a side mirror just before 5 a.m. and saw flames shooting out of the rear driver side of the bus. The bus quickly lost power and had to pull over.
The bus was carrying backup singers, guitar technicians and other technical members of Keith's tour. Everyone was able to get off the bus, and no one was injured. The driver said he hadn't ever encountered problems with the bus before.
All southbound lanes of I-65 were closed at the 136 mile marker near Lebanon in Boone County because of the fire. By 9 a.m., all lanes were back open.
The initial estimate is that the fire caused $250,000 in damages, though fire officials said that number could increase as they determine the value of the items on board the bus.
Toby Keith had a concert in Chicago Sunday night. The bus that caught fire was one of three vehicles traveling as part of the tour. Fire officials said the bus was headed to Nashville, Tenn. Keith's next performance is July 6 in Oklahoma — a tornado relief show.
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