Fire crews battled a fire at the home of Dave Matthews Band's bass guitarist Stefan Lessard Thursday morning. Crews responded to the house on Morgantown Road in Albemarle County just after 7 a.m. Stefan Lessard and his son were in the house when it happened, but got out and called 911.
Officials say the fire started at the front of the house on the first floor and spread to the second floor. Numerous fire companies trucked in water in an attempt to put the flames out, but despite their efforts, the home is likely a total loss. The house itself is valued at $1.1 million, taking the contents into consideration raises the estimated value to $2 million.
According to Albemarle County Fire Chief J. Dan Eggleston, the crew was able to salvage a few photos and awards that were considered irreplaceable by the owner.
The official cause of the fire is still under investigation.