A barn on Route 21 in Stuyvesant that a man converted and used to work on and to store demolition cars is now a total loss.

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It was destroyed by a major fire that broke out about 1:00 a.m., Tuesday morning.

In the story from News 10 ABC, about 14 fire companies were called to battle the flames at the almost 100 year-old barn.  David Main, a local racing enthusiast, used the barn as a workshop.

Main was working the third shift at his job, when his wife, Yvonne, called to notify him of the bad news.  He lost everything that was in the barn including cars, tools and car parts.

According to the story in the Times Union, at one time, Main raced at Lebanon Valley Speedway, where he also works on race cars.

The age of the wood of the building, several chemicals that were stored in the barn and a propane tank are all factors that fueled the fire. According to fire officials, because of how badly the barn was destroyed, it will be a difficult task to find out what actually caused the fire.

A major effort was made to keep the fire away from the house. There were no injuries.  It was about 4:00 a.m. when the fire was finally extinguished.