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Fast moving fire destroys Barrington auto shop, injures owner

Union Leader Correspondent

June 22. 2018 12:11AM
Landry’s Auto Salvage was destroyed by fire Thursday morning. Family and friends are grateful owner Daryl Landry did not suffer life-threatening injuries. (KIMBERLEY HAAS/Union Leader Correspondent)

BARRINGTON - Landry's Auto Salvage was destroyed by fire Thursday morning and its owner was burned by the flames.

Daryl Landry, who represents the third generation of his family to operate the business, was drilling a hole into a gas tank of a vehicle when his shirt caught fire, according to Dennis Freeman, a friend.

Landry suffered first- and second-degree burns, he said.

The pillar of smoke that rose from the engulfed structure could be seen as far away as Dover and Rochester.

“It was a plume of black smoke,” said Mason Rodney, a relative of Landry's who lives in a neighboring home. “My sister and other people heard loud bangs.”

Firefighters were called to the scene about 9:50 a.m. and a fire truck, two firefighters and the chief were still there at 2 p.m. tending to hot spots flaring up.

Fire departments from nine neighboring communities helped put out the three-alarm blaze. Fire Chief Rick Walker said a tanker task force was also used, calling in another five communities.

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