RED HOOK, N.Y. -- A barn in the Town of Red Hook was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Police said it happened just before 11 a.m. on Starbarrack Road.
The barn was fully engulfed by flames. Fire officials said the fire made such rapid progress because no one was home to call for help.
Officials said the fire had been burning for a while before being noticed by a relative who was checking the home for the owner.
The barn and all of the items stored inside were destroyed.
Fire investigators are still looking into the cause.