The band nearly ’Burn, Baby, Burn’...

ASH narrowly escaped disaster when their tour bus burst into flames following a recent gig in LOS ANGELES.

The band had finished a storming set at the city’s Knitting Factory and were travelling to San Francisco for their gig the following night at the Shoreland Amphitheatre when they were awoken by their sound man yelling as the vehicle began to fill up with smoke.

After putting out the burning engine with an onboard fire extinguisher, Ash were forced to wait by the side of the road at 4am to wait for a new bus to pick them up.

However, two hours later, the group received a call from the driver of the new bus telling them that his bus had also caught fire and burnt to the ground.

Ash then drove themselves in a van for the remainder of their journey, arriving in San Francisco five hours late and minus equipment.

The rockers went on to play a triumphant set using tour mates The Bravery’s gear with singer Tim Wheeler dedicating ‘Burn Baby Burn’ to the bus company and their drivers.