See Rachael Ray’s massive New York mansion in ruins after raging fire in shocking new photos


PHOTOS of Rachael Ray's upstate New York home that almost completely burnt down Sunday evening show the shocking aftermath from the massive fire that blazed through the property.

The 51-year-old culinary mogul revealed that her family – including husband John Cusimamo and their dog Bella – were not harmed after they dashed out of the flaming house. 

However, the custom-built property – which the Food Network star designer herself – was not so lucky as the incident resulted in severe wreckage. 

In aerial shots that show what is left of the Lake Luzerne mansion, a majority of the roof is missing as crumbling pieces are gathered inside. 

Charred black wooden parts are toppled together in what would be the center of the house she owns with her husband of 15 years.

Although the terrifying fire destroyed several rooms in the residence, Rachael confirmed her famous cooking space survived the ordeal. 

Warren County's fire coordinator Brian LaFlure told reporters that Rachael's "kitchen is fine, it wasn't touched at all."

On Monday morning, the award-winning chef posted on Twitter to give fans a safety update while thanking the first responders who put out the blaze. 

She wrote: "Thank you to our local first responders for being kind and gracious and saving what they could of our home.

"Grateful that my mom, my husband, my dog… we’re all okay. These are the days we all have to be grateful for what we have, not what we’ve lost.”

“I did lose my phone (posting through a team member.) Thank you for all the well wishes, concern and outreach, but can’t return texts and calls at the moment…!”

Rachael’s huge open plan kitchen includes a six-burner gas stove and wood-fired pizza oven.

Photos of the incident showed flames bursting out of the roof of the mansion as firefighters arrived on the scene at around 7pm. 

At least 12 fire crews were deployed to tackle the blaze as pictures show the mansion surrounded in smoke.

It took the responders two hours to get the fire under control.

On Sunday, Rachael managed to flee the inferno with her husband John and their dog Bella as it tore through their home in upstate New York.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

Rachael – who hosts her own talk show and presents Food Network series 30 Minute Meals – had been using the home as her set during the coronavirus pandemic.

Hours before the home went up in smoke, Rachael had posted on Instagram showing some lunch she had prepared while John had gone to play golf.

Rachael has previously called her Lake Luzerne home her "safe place" – and last month finally sold her $3.25million property in the Hamptons.

The fire is the latest blow to Rachael and John after they sadly lost their beloved dog Isaboo in May.

At the time the cookware mogul said: "We feel like we have a family bigger then our zip code. Isaboo passed well and her soul must be overflowing with all the positive energy sent to her."

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