State Police are investigating a suspicious barn fire that took place just after midnight Thursday. 

At approximately 12:10 am Thursday, State Police responded to a report of an unknown fire on State Route 9 in the Town of Livingston. A passerby reported the fire to the state police.

Columbia County 911 dispatch the Livingston Fire District to the scene of the fully involved barn fire.The barn was deemed a total loss upon arrival. It was reported that the barn was vacant.

The barn fire is currently under investigation by the Bureau of Investigation. the State Police have determined that the fire is suspicious in nature and are actively investigating it.

The state police are asking for the public's assistance in this matter. Anyone who may have driven through the area around the time of the fire or anyone with information about the cause or any suspicious activity is asked to call the State Police at 518-851-2972.