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Fire relief for

Barrington Lake

Let’s support the efforts of hundreds of volunteers that are battling out-of-control wildfires in the South Shore of Nova Scotia.

ABOUT

ABOUT This Website

Why THIS WEBSITE

Two friends that grew up in Oak Park and River Head near Barrington Lake in Nova Scotia, Veronica Smith and Veronika Doma, reconnected to bring awareness about the fire outside of Nova Scotia and to support our hometown.

ABOUT The Fire

The Barrington Lake Fire in Shelburne County in Nova Scotia is the largest fire in Nova Scotia’s history. The out-of-control fire has forced over half of the county to evacuate. Over 60 homes have been lost and over 250 square kilometers have burned down.

GET INVOLVED

Funds you donate will be transferred to a local Church that has graciously taken on the responsibility of distributing to Shelburne County residents most in need. Whether you contribute financially or help in another way, you make a real difference.

leND A HELPING HAND

You can make a real difference to victims of the largest fire in Nova Scotia’s history.


mAKE A dONATION

Your generosity could help a volunteer firefighter get a welcome snack, a stranded resident to pay their hotel bill, or a homeowner buy new furniture. Whatever you contribute will be make a difference.


sEND A MESSAGE OF HOPE

Sometimes a kind word can bring a lot of comfort to someone experiencing upheaval. Your thoughts will be shared with the community.

Whether you contribute financially or simply send a thoughtful message, your generosity will go a long way.


About the Fire

Devastation Like Never before

Due to a dry spell the forest fire remained out of control for nearly a week. Officers are investigating
the origins of the fire that began at Barrington Lake. Residents who were evacuated stayed mainly with friends and family in nearby areas, though some
took shelter in hotels. The Red Cross provided each evacuated household $500 to help with expenses. Some have lost their homes. The loss to wildlife is
not yet calculated. To help avoid any new wildfires,
the Province increased the fine for breaking the
burn ban to $25,000.

Help NOW

GET INVOLVED

HOW YOU CAN HELP

MAKE A DONATION

Your generosity will help the hard working volunteers and residents of Shelburne County recover from the wildfires.

Send a Kind Word

A kind word goes a long way. Leave a message of hope or encouragement for those who are affected by the fires.

Protect the Forest

When you are camping or starting a fire outdoors, be mindful of these important precautions! Let’s preserve our forests in Canada.

meet the photo Journalist

The photos on this site were taken by Frankie Crowell, volunteer firefighter from Lower Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Frankie’s photography skills will ensure that the hard work of the firefighters is never forgotten. Check out some of his remarkable photos below.

Shelburne County sTATISTICS SO FAR

60

HOMES LOST

5,500

PEOPLE EVACUATED

23,411

HECTARES DESTROYED