Members of the Eli Young Band were very lucky as they all survived a bad situation when their bus caught on fire last night (Jan. 17) outside of Topeka, Kansas....

The fire started when the engine compartment in the back of the tour bus burst into flames.

As they watched it burn, one of the band members said....'The bus just caught fire in the back of the engine everyone! Just to let everybody know, it’s going to burn to the ground!'

Everyone made it out safely, including their tour bus driver, Randy. Unfortunately, they lost everything else. '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'.

Not the way you want to start the new year, but everyone is safe and they will be able to continue their current tour. The band has a couple of days off before they play their next show in Mahnomen, Minn. After that, the Eli Young Band’s schedule stays pretty busy through July.