Rachael Ray and Husband John Cusimano Are Safe After New York Home Catches Fire

"The house is unfortunately damaged, and we don't yet know to what extent," a representative for Rachael Ray told USA Today.

By Elyse Dupre Aug 10, 2020 12:41 PMTags
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Fans are keeping Rachael Ray in their thoughts and prayers.

The New York home of the 51-year-old celebrity chef caught fire on Sunday, Aug. 9. "Rachael, her husband John [Cusimano] and their dog Bella are safe," her representative told E! News in a statement. "Their home was unfortunately damaged, and we are in the process of accessing to what extent."

According to a release shared by Warren County's Director of Public Affairs Don Lehman, firefighters rushed to the Food Network star's home in Lake Luzerne, N.Y. after the fire broke out shortly before 7:30 p.m. that evening. While Ray and her family members were home at the time of the fire, they got out without injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. However, the release said it is "not believed to be suspicious."

Ray spoke out about the fire in a statement posted to Twitter.  "Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home," she wrote. "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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WNYT's Saratoga-North Country News Chief Mark Mulholland also shared photos of the house on Twitter. 

Just hours before the fire, Ray posted content from her virtual summer cooking class for kids and families on Instagram, as well as photos of the charcuterie boxes and sandwiches she made for her husband's socially distanced golf outing.

Fans have watched Ray cook from her upstate home amid the global coronavirus pandemic. The Rachael Ray Show host even gave viewers a tour of her home kitchen during an Instagram Live video in March.


After hearing the news, several followers took to social media to send their love and support.

"[I've been] watching your show for years," one Twitter user wrote. "So sorry about ur home but happy that you and your family r ok."

Added another, "I'm so sorry they lost their beautiful home, thank God they are all safe. They're in our thoughts and prayers."

 (This story was originally published Aug. 10, 2020 at 5:41 a.m. PST).