December 22, 2014
A home belonging to Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Balzary, better known as Flea, was among dozens destroyed by a wildfire in Malibu over the weekend.
A spokeswoman for band manager Q Prime says "Obviously he's very upset."
Balzary had been renting the property out and was trying to sell it.
His spokeswoman says Balzary lives in another Malibu home farther north, which was untouched by the flames.
A real estate listing advertised the destroyed four-bedroom home for 4.8 million dollars and described it as a "private 2.4 acre compound" set "in a botanical paradise."
It was among 53 homes leveled by the blaze, which erupted Saturday during Santa Ana winds.
Balzary is a founding member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, which released its first album in 1984.