Penn Yan home destroyed by fire overnight; authorities investigate cause

Police say that a Garfield Avenue home in Penn Yan was completely destroyed by fire Wednesday night after they received a call shortly before midnight.

Penn Yan Police, as well as the Penn Yan Fire Department responded to 127 Garfield Avenue in Penn Yan for a possible house fire. Authorities say that upon arrival, the entire home was engulfed in flames.

Photo by Andrew Jensen.

Penn Yan Fire Department responded with mutual aid from Benton and Himrod battled the blaze, which remains under investigation.

The Yates County Fire Investigation Team was activated after the blaze was brought under control, according to police.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.