Styx, Foreigner Crew Buses Burn in Philadelphia

July 02--Two tour buses, one for the crew of the rock band Styx and another for the band Foreigner's crew, caught fire Wednesday afternoon in a Philadelphia bus lot.

No injuries were reported in the blaze on the 100 block of Callowhill Street. The cause was under investigation.

A Styx crew bus caught fire first, which in turn caused a Foreigner crew bus to catch fire, Styx publicist Amanda Cagan said in an email.

Chief Peter Crespo of the Philadelphia Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 12:24 p.m. and fire trucks arrived on the scene five minutes later. He said the fire was under control by 12:41.

The two bands were scheduled to play a concert Thursday evening in Camden at the Susquehanna Bank Center. Cagan said that for now, the show would go on as planned.

Cagan and Crespo both said the extent of the damage from the fire had not been determined. Crespo said the fire marshal was investigating and a report would be released when that investigation was finished.

Styx and Foreigner, along with Don Felder, are currently on "The Soundtrack of Summer" tour. Both bands were popular in the 1980s -- Styx is best-known for its songs "Mr. Roboto," "Renegade," and "Babe." Foreigner's hits include "Juke Box Hero," "I Want To Know What Love Is," and "Waiting For A Girl Like You."

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