Branchport - Keuka Park, Penn Yan, Potter and Benton fire fighters responded to a barn fire at 2932 State Route 54A, Penn Yan at about 11 a.m. Dec. 7 after James S. Hayes, 34, the property owner, called 911 to report the blaze.
Yates County deputies at the scene say Hayes and his wife, Amanda, were in their home when they discovered the detached barn was smoking. Fire fighters quickly extinguished the fire just as it engulfed the structure. There were no injuries, and no animals were lost, but the barn was heavily damaged by fire, smoke and water. The Yates County Fire Investigation Team is working to determine the cause of the fire. Penn Yan Ambulance and Yates County Emergency Management personnel also responded.