Fire breaks out at Clintons' New York property


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

Reports of a fire at the Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, New York on Jan. 3, 2017. WNBC

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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.

No one was hurt. An ambulance left the scene without transporting anyone, New Castle police said.

In a

tour of the property given to Oprah Winfrey in 2004, Bill Clinton described the building where officials were seen in aerial video after the fire Wednesday as an old barn that was original to the house, and where he wrote a book.