Fort Smith Evacuation Notice

August 12, 2023

MCFN Members of Fort Smith,

The wildfire in Fort Smith, NT has resulted in an evacuation order, effective immediately. Residents of Fort Smith, NT are to head to the closest community of Hay River, NT. Please pack all personal belongings, valuable items, as well as all medication. The town is requesting residents to leave the area within the next 8 hours.

For anyone without a vehicle, please make your way to the Fort Smith Recreation Centre. There will be buses staged to take you to Hay River.

Should any of our members who are evacuated need assistance, please contact:
Leanne Flett
C: 780 799 5490

To be eligible, the evacuees must be a Mikisew Cree member, and be a resident of Fort Smith, NT.
For any additional updates please follow the Town of Fort Smith’s Facebook page.

Stay safe,
MCFN Chief and Council