Joint Statement - DNRR Barrington Lake Wildfire Charges

The Barrington Lake Wildfire of 2023 was a catastrophic and difficult event that profoundly affected the Shelburne and Barrington communities. We are relieved that investigators have determined the cause of the fire, and we will be closely monitoring the justice process in the hope that it brings some form of closure to the victims of the fire.

Our community suffered significant losses because of this unprecedented wildfire, and we are still recovering from its impacts. The people of Shelburne and Barrington have demonstrated remarkable resilience in the face of adversity. Community members have come together to support each other in rebuilding efforts, and we will continue to support one another as we move forward.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the countless emergency responders and officials who assisted during the wildfire and helped ensure no loss of lives during this unprecedented situation.

Warden Penny Smith and Warden Eddie Nickerson