Sanctus Real's Bus Destroyed in Fire
Sanctus Real's Bus Destroyed in Fire

Christian Rockers and Family (Including 4 Children) Escape Burning Bus

Christian rock group Sanctus Real escaped tragedy on Sunday morning when their tour bus burst into flames, destroying everything on board and turning the vehicle into a charred hulk, following a performance in Mitchellville, Md.

According to a statement from the band, the bus was riding along the Pennsylvania Turnpike around 4 a.m. Sunday morning when the driver saw flames in the side view mirror. All the occupants -- including band members and some family, including four children -- quickly evacuated, resulting in no injuries.

The quick exit in the middle of the night meant there was little time to collect belongings before the fire grew out of control.

"As a result, everything was destroyed in the fire, from clothing to laptops, cell phones and wallets," according to the statement.

Thankfully, a trailer holding band equipment does not appear to have been damaged and the fivesome, who have scored four Top 10s on the Christian Songs chart and reached No. 76 on the Billboard 200 with 2010's "Pieces of a Real Heart," will continue to perform scheduled shows.

Fans looking to help the band out with a donation can visit their website.

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