VSP Press Release-Incident
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE
INVESTIGATORS FULL NAME: Detective Sergeant Michael LaCourse – Vermont State
Police, Assistant Fire Marshall Paul Cerutti – Vermont Division of Fire Safety,
Detective Sergeant John MacCallum – Vermont State Police, Detective Sr. Sergeant
Thomas Williams – Vermont State Police
DATE/TIME: 10/09/17 @ approximately 1250 hours
INCIDENT LOCATION: 605 Kinsey Road, Barton
INCIDENT: Structure Fire
VICTIM: Michael & Kim Riendeau
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Brownington, VT
SUMMARY OF INCIDENT: On 10/9/17, at approximately 1250 hours, Barton Fire
Department was called to a report of a structure fire at the “Pines” farm located at 605 Kinsey Road in Barton. Upon arrival on scene, fire personnel encountered a large barn that was fully engulfed in fire. Personnel focused their efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to several other nearby buildings. Other buildings suffered only minor damage, however, the barn was a total loss. There were no reported injuries to person(s) or animals.
Barton Fire was assisted on scene by Orleans Fire Department, Irasburg Fire Department and Glover Fire Department. Fire personnel works diligently for many hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.
The cause of the fire is currently classified as undetermined, however, remains under investigation. Investigators are aware that numerous people took photographs of the fire in it’s incipient stage and would like to speak with anyone that may have witnessed the fire. Anyone that witnessed the fire is asked to contact Det. Sgt Michael LaCourse at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.