American country musicartist, Jerrod Niemann was lucky to flee a bus fire, “I Love Women(My Momma Can’t Stand)” singer did at first not believe that his tour bus was on fire just on Tuesday night as he first thought the smell was coming from a heater. the star about to leave by his bus after her performed a benefit show in Chattanooga, Tennessee when the incident did occur.
He tells People.com,
”I smelled something when I got on the bus but I figured it was that smell a heater makes when it comes on. John Stone, a songwriter who was with us because he wrote Lee Brice’s new song, said, ‘Dude, I think your bus is on fire.’
“I said, ‘No, that’s the heater.’ But he had been on Lee’s bus when it caught on fire just recently, so he was pretty adamant. He and Lee went outside and Lee came back on and said, ‘No dude, this bus is on fire! You need to get your stuff and get off now!’”
The vehicle then was engulfed in flames just minutes after they fled and Niemann has said I can’t believe I was lucky to escape.
”We could see the fire moving up from the back corner of the bus, under the bus, and we were backing up, then the windshield blew out with a piece of blind stuck to it. All the pressure built up and blew it out.
“I’m just grateful to John and Lee for recognizing it, and so thankful that we weren’t parked somewhere sleeping because we may not have smelled the smoke at all until it was too late. It happened so fast we didn’t have time to get scared, but we were pretty shook up after.”