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Fire engulfs celebrity chef Rachael Ray's home

Rachael Ray
Posted at 9:08 AM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 10:09:50-04

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A massive fire was ignited at celebrity chef Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said.

Firefighters responded to Ray's home in Lake Luzerne, New York, on Sunday evening, KRQE-TV reported.

Photos of the house fire show flames bursting through the roof and long plumes of smoke extending into the sky. The Warren County sheriff said there were no injuries.

Ray’s representative Charlie Dougiello told USA TODAY in a statement that Ray, her husband and dog were safe, but that the extent of damage to the home was not yet clear.

Since April, Ray has been filming “#STAYHOME With Rachael” two days a week from her home in Lake Luzerne. Her husband, John Cusimano, has been the show's cameraman, producer, cocktail maker and musical guest.

Amid the pandemic, Ray's organization donated $4 million to several charities including food banks, relief funds for laid off restaurant workers and animal rescue work.

She credited her mother, who lives across the street and also operated a restaurant, with motivating her to give the donation.

“She wants a daily update of what you’re doing to help the world. In detail,” Ray said.

See video of the fire, here.

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