Mike Eli, of the Eli Young Band, performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. The band's tour bus caught fire recently, but no one was injured.

Mike Eli, of the Eli Young Band, performs at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops on Monday, April 7, 2014, in Las Vegas. The band's tour bus caught fire recently, but no one was injured.

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Eli Young Band, a country group that calls Denton home, was out on tour in the Midwest when its bus caught fire in Topeka, Kansas.

The band is safe, they report on Facebook. Their stuff is not. "There are memories and possessions that we can't replace!" the post says.

[Update at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18: A publicist reports that the bus driver, Randy Moore, was planning on sleeping in the bus when he heard an alarm.

The Eli Young Band's bus, which they had used for six years, was a total loss.

The Eli Young Band's bus, which they had used for six years, was a total loss.

Courtesy of the Eli Young Band

"It was only minutes before the bus was a complete loss," reads a statement from the band. Moore saved one of the guitars; everything else was destroyed.]

Eli Young Band has a packed tour schedule between now and April. The band was recently in the Dallas-Fort Worth area at New Year's for a big show with Green River Ordinance at Billy Bob's Texas, the legendary honky tonk in Fort Worth.

The country group is made up of Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson. Their song "When It Rains" helped them become well-known in Texas; hits like "Crazy Girl" and "Drunk Last Night" made them nationally known.

The band will resume their tour on Jan. 20 in Minnesota.

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