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Fire Breaks Out At Bill And Hillary Clinton's Property In Chappaqua

No one was injured, and the Clintons were not home at the time, a spokesperson said.

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A 2000 file photo shows the Clintons' property in Chappaqua.

Firefighters responded to a small fire Wednesday at the Chappaqua, New York, home of former president Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

No one was injured, and the Clintons were not home at the time, a spokesperson said. The fire began in a building used by the Secret Service on the 1-acre property, the spokesperson said.

The Secret Service contacted the Chappaqua Fire Department at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday to report something burning in the second-floor ceiling of a building on the property, Secret Service spokeswoman Julia McMurray told BuzzFeed News. It was quickly put out with fire extinguishers, she said, and firefighters then responded to inspect the attic above and ensure it was completely out.

Helicopter footage from CBS New York did not show visible damage to the structure, which appeared to be a converted garage near the main house. Firefighters could be seen working in the building's second story.

The Clintons purchased the 5,232-square-foot home, originally built in 1889, for $1.7 million in 1999. In 2016, they also bought the property next door.

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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