Singer John Valby has been dealt a massive personal blow after his New York home was ravaged by fire.
The comedy musician - known as Dr. Dirty - was at home on Sunday (26Aug12) when the property in Clarence, New York went up in flames and he was petrified when he realised his 18-year-old daughter and her friend were still in the house.
He tells the New York Daily News, "I heard people screaming. I came out of the living room and the plate glass doors just blew up."
All of the residents managed to get out of the house unscathed and firefighters spent two hours tackling the blaze.
Officials at the Erie County Sheriff's Office are now investigating the cause of the fire.