The cause of a Thursday morning barn fire at 2932 State Route 54-A in the town of Jerusalem is under investigation.
Penn Yan, Branchport-Keuka Park, Potter and Benton fire departments were called to James Hayes’ property shortly after 11 a.m. after Hayes and his wife discovered their detached barn was on fire. Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the blaze as it engulfed the structure.
The barn was heavily damaged by the fire, smoke and water. No injuries or loss of animals were reported.