Rachel Ray Is Safe after a Fire Broke Out in Her New York Home – What Happened?

Busayo Ogunjimi
Aug 10, 2020
12:21 P.M.
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Celebrity Chef Rachael Ray has confirmed the safety of her family after an unfortunate fire accident on Sunday, August 9, severely damaged her New York home.


On Sunday, August 9, at around 8 p.m, firefighters were called to the scene of a fire outbreak on Chuckwagon Trail in Lake Luzerne. 

The Warren County Sheriff later confirmed to various media outlets that the fire outbreak had occurred in the home of famous talk show host and celebrity chef Rachael Ray. 

Rachael Ray and John Cusimano at the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival in 2016. | Photo: Getty Images


Sheriff Jim LaFarr told KRQE that there were no injuries reported. Still, given the graphic images from the fire outbreak scene, which found its way to social media, there were heightened concerns over Rachael and her family's safety.

However, it has now been confirmed that the celebrity chef is safe and has no injuries from the fire. A rep for the TV personality told People:

"Rachael, her husband John [Cusimano] and their dog Bella are safe. The house is unfortunately damaged, and we don't yet know to what extent."


More details about the possible cause of the fire and the present whereabouts of Ray and her family are still emerging. However, fans of the "Rachael Ray Show" star are thankful that she is safe. 

A few hours before the unfortunate fire incident, the 51-year-old food expert had taken to her Instagram page to share photos of their meal during her first outing with friends, in months. 

Ray opened the doors of her Lake Luzerne home to fans during a home tour video.

Rachael Ray at Cipriani Downtown on November 12, 2018 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images


Since the beginning of the lockdown caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic, Ray has been cooking from her Lake Luzerne home. In April, she gave her fans a smooth tour of her new cooking space and kitchen. 

Rachel Ray has been self-isolating with her husband of 15 years John Cusimano amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The couple recently welcomed a new family member, Bella Boo Blue. While sharing photos of her new pup on Instagram, Ray wrote:

"Happy Adoption Day to Bella Boo Blue, who we welcome to our family today! She loves how we roll! (...in the outdoor carpeting) Look at those baby BLUES."

Rachael Ray and John Cusimano at Entertainment Weekly's "Must List" party in 2006 | Photo: Getty Images


In May, the dog lovers lost their beloved pit bull, Isaboo. The couple regards their dogs as their children and took to their Instagram page to pen down a lengthy tribute in honor of their beloved Isaboo.

Meanwhile, last month Rachael Ray sold her Southampton estate home, which impressively sits on over six acres of lush green grass and gardens for a whopping $3.25 Million.


The property was initially put on the market in 2017 for $4.49 million, but over the last three years, the estate's value dropped significantly as it was re-listed several times. 

In April, Ray opened the doors of her Lake Luzerne home to fans during a home tour video, making the fire incident the more disheartening. Thankfully, the famous chef, her husband, and Bella Boo Blue are all safe!


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