Country star Trace Adkins lost his Brentwood, Tennessee home to a fire that started in his garage and spread to the attic on Saturday.
Adkins wife, Rhonda, told CNN that their three youngest daughters, their nanny and the family dog all escaped the house unharmed.
“They ran to their safe place like we practiced, in the front yard at a big tree,” she said. “And it worked. You know, fire safety is so important, and today we used it.”
Adkins, 49, was on a plane to Alaska for two concerts when the fire occurred. He immediately returned home when he was informed of the fire.
“Trace wishes to express his gratitude for the immediate response of the Brentwood Fire Department and is humbled by the outpouring of concern from friends and fans,” a statement posted on Adkins’s Web site read.