Fire breaks out at Clintons' New York property


A fire on Wednesday broke out in a building on the suburban property where Bill and Hillary Clinton’s home is located just north of New York City, authorities said.

The fire started around 2:50 p.m. and was extinguished around 3:15 p.m., local police officials told NBC New York.

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The Clintons bought their first home in Chappaqua — a hamlet in the Westchester County town of New Castle, N.Y. — in 1999 for $1.7 million. They bought a three-bedroom property next door in 2016.

The fire was on the second floor of a detached garage and spread to the attic, NBC New York reported.

Hillary Clinton’s communication director, Nick Merrill, said on Twitter that the fire was at a Secret Service facility on the property and the Clintons were not home at the time. He described the fire as small. “All is ok!” Merrill said in the tweet.

Image: Reports of a fire at the Clinton's home in Chappaqua, New York on Jan. 3, 2017.