Evacuation Alert ended! Fire Ban downgraded to Fire Restriction.
As of September 28, 2023 the Town of Fort Smith has removed all evacuation notices and has downgraded the Fire BAN to a Fire Restriction!
Financial and Mental Health Supports related to the 2023 wildfire evacuationevent:
GNWT Funding for Evacuees and Small Businesses
Employment Insurance (EI) benefits and leave information for workers, families, fishers, and sickness, how to apply, and how to submit a report.
Go to the South Slave section. South Slave evacuees (Hay River, Enterprise, Fort Smith, K’atl’odeeche First Nation) who are evacuating by road to Alberta should proceed to the nearest open reception center as listed.
Daily fire updates about the fire in the Fort Smith area.
The Evacuee Income Disruption Support program aims to provide one-time targeted financial relief during evacuations. Its goal is to ease the financial burdens faced by evacuees who have suffered a loss of employment income. Download Application Form
The highways in the NWT have intermittent closures due to fire conditions. Information is available on this page.
A listing of NWT Mental Health Supports for Evacuees.