Authorities responded to a fire at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s longtime home in Chappaqua, New York, on Wednesday. New Castle Police Department told Access that they received a call at 2:51 pm and the Chappaqua Fire Dept and New Castle Police responded. The fire was extinguished by 3:17 pm. It is unclear whether any members of the Clinton family were at the property at the time of the fire. Authorities confirmed that no injuries were reported and an ambulance left the scene without transport.
The fire seemed to have broken out in the second story of a building on the backside of the property that also looks like a garage. CBS New York posted footage of firefighters going in and out of a second floor window. There doesn’t appear to be any serious damage on the outside of the property.
Hillary’s Communication Director Nick Merrill responded to the reports as well on Twitter.
“This report is wrong, & creating much hysteria.Yes, a small fire broke out in the @SecretService facility today on Clinton property, in a building not connected to their home. Fire was put out, local FD responded. The Clintons were not home.
All is ok,” Merrill wrote on Twitter.
This report is wrong, & creating much hysteria.
Yes, a small fire broke out in the @SecretService facility today on Clinton property, in a building not connected to their home. Fire was put out, local FD responded. The Clintons were not home.
All is ok!https://t.co/fXnbqtLb2K
— Nick Merrill (@NickMerrill) January 3, 2018
Cathy Miloun, a spokesperson for the United States Secret Service also released a statement to NBC.
“At approximately 2:40pm this afternoon, a Secret Service employee contacted the Chappaqua Fire Department to report a small fire in the ceiling of the second floor in a detached structure located behind the Clintons’ residence,” Miloun said. Fire extinguishers were utilized to suppress the fire and members of the Chappaqua Fire Department responded and inspected the area above the fire to ensure it had been completely extinguished. The Secret Service does not disclose the locations of our protectees but will confirm the Clintons were not on the property at the time of the fire.”
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