Fire breaks out at Hillary and Bill Clinton's home

Political power couple not home when flames took hold in outbuilding, says spokesman

Jon Sharman
Thursday 04 January 2018 00:16
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Aerial footage shows Bill And Hillary Clinton's New York home following reports of a fire

Firefighters were called to the New York home of Bill and Hillary Clinton after a fire reportedly broke out in an outbuilding.

The former President and Secretary of State were not harmed and there were no other known injuries, according to police.

The local Journal News, citing radio transmissions from the emergency services, said the fire was reported at 2.50pm and that it was quickly extinguished.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire in a building used by the Secret Service.

The Clintons were not home at the time, said their spokesman Nick Merrill. “All is OK!” he said.

Sergeant Arthur Mendoza, of the New Castle Police Department, referred further questions to the Secret Service.

A spokesman for the agency could not immediately be reached.

The Clintons purchased the five-bedroom, 5,232 sq ft home in Old House Lane in 1999, the Journal News said. Chappaqua is about 40 miles north of New York City.

Ms Clinton, the defeated Democratic nominee for president in 2016, represented New York as a senator for eight years before becoming Secretary of State under Barack Obama.

Additional reporting by agencies

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