Authorities in Chenango County are investigating the cause of a fire that destroyed a barn-turned-apartments in Bainbridge.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News (file)

The blaze on Searles Hill Road was reported shortly after 3 p.m. January 7.

A pet reportedly died in the fire but no injuries were reported to residents or firefighters.  It took about two hours for crews to put out the fire.  The cause is under investigation.

It’s not clear how recently the structure had been converted into two apartment units as emergency service records still indicated the fire was in a barn when the call came in.