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.
#Update on fire in Lake Luzerne at the home of @rachaelray .. her PR team releasing a statement saying “Rachael, her husband and their dog Bella are safe. The house is unfortunately damaged and we don't yet know to what extent.“— Samantha DiMascio (@SamanthaOn10) August 10, 2020
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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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