Television personality Rachael Ray’s home was engulfed by a raging fire Sunday night, causing extensive harm to the southern Adirondack house where she had filmed her show during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Representatives for Ray released a statement late Sunday confirming the celebrity chef and talk-show host was safe, as were her husband, John Cusimano, and their dog, Bella.
“Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home,” Ray tweeted Monday. “Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog… we’re all okay. These are the days we all have to be grateful for what we have, not what we’ve lost.”
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According to an assessment done by fire investigators, it is believed that the fire started near the roof. The 2nd floor was said to have significant damage while the first floor and below went relatively untouched. A follow-up report by the associated press states that the cause was determined to be accidental and that the fire originated from somewhere in the chimney.
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