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Toby Keith’s tour bus catches fire after Chicago concert

Toby Keith  |  AP

Toby Keith | AP

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Updated: July 1, 2013 8:55AM



LEBANON, Ind. — A tour bus for country singer Toby Keith has caught fire on a highway near Indianapolis, though the singer wasn’t on board and no one was injured.

Boone County sheriff’s deputies say Keith wasn’t on the bus when the fire started Monday around 4:45 a.m. on Interstate 65. The fire forced police to close the highway’s southbound lanes for a couple hours about 15 miles northwest of Indianapolis.

Authorities say the bus that caught fire was among three tour buses traveling together after Keith’s concert Sunday night in Chicago. Keith is scheduled to perform next at the Oklahoma Twister Relief Concert on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

The fire left the back of the bus charred. The cause of the blaze wasn’t immediately known.



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