Experiencing a house fire is always terrifying. The fear becomes greater if animals are part of the family and you have to do your best for them not to get hurt. Unfortunately, this is what happened to a sweet family and their dog in upstate New York one late evening.
John Cusimano and his wife, Rachael Ray, were inside the house when the fire started. Their dog was in the house too. The minute the fire started, they immediately evacuated the place in panic. The cause of the fire still remains unknown, but the damage it caused was enormous. Almost the whole was house was destroyed, with everything inside it.
John and Rachael adopted their dog, Bella Boo Blue, only 2 months before the fire took place. Bella was adopted after the death of their previous dog, a beloved Pit Bull named Isaboo. They named Bella Boo Blue in memorial of their deceased dog.
Although Bella has been with her new family only for a short period of time, she has been adjusting just well and got attached to Rachael and John. They got attached to her as well and Rachael frequently posts cute pictures of Bella on Instagram. Based on the pictures, Bella seems to be a calm and happy dog. We can only imagine the terror she felt when the fire happened. She must have been in great fear and confusion. We only hope the panic Bella experienced doesn’t affect her that much.
There aren’t a lot of details about the accident, but one thing is for sure: everyone is unharmed and safe now. Luckily, Bella, Rachael and John managed to leave the house on time safely.
In a statement given to the public, Ray’s representative, Charlie Dougiello said: “Thanks for the concern. Rachael, her husband and their dog Bella are safe. The house is unfortunately damaged and we don’t yet know to what extent.”
Fortunately, firefighters arrived just after they were called, around 8pm, but they couldn’t managed to put out the fire ‘till 10:30. Even then, there were still some flames burning. The house was almost completely destroyed and obviously needs a lot of repair. Interestingly though, only hours before the fire took place, Rachael posted pictures of the food she made in the kitchen of that house.
It’s such a pity that this happened to them, especially now during the Corona Virus pandemic. But the most important thing is that everyone is safe and no one got hurt. As for Bella, she might feel scared and confused for a while, but hopefully this will all pass soon and Bella will feel happy again.