The group escape to safety, thanks to their driver...

Ska band REEL BIG FISH escaped to safety after their tour bus caught fire.

The group are currently on a US tour. The bus they were travelling in caught fire at a truck stop on route to the Blue Note club in Columbia, while the six band members and three crewmen were sleeping aboard.

They escaped to safety after the driver, who popped out for a drink, saw smoke pouring from the bus, and alerted the band.

Speaking about the incident, trumpet player Tyler Jones said. “He was nice enough to come in and say, `Get off the bus, or you will all die,'”

It is currently unclear what caused the fire.