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Getting Ready: What a Return Home Will Look Like

The following is information that has been compiled by the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun, Na-Cho Nyäk Dun Development Corporation, and the Village of Mayo to support community members with the eventual return home to Mayo.

This is for informational purposes only.

At this time the Silver Trail is still closed and the evacuation order has not been lifted. What Does Mayo Look Like?

Thanks to the dedicated work of the various fire crews, Mayo looks the same as when we left last week. The rain and sprinklers set up have kept homes and structures safe. There are still a number of hoses and pumps around the community from the structure protection system. Please avoid driving over hoses and couplings as much as possible. The fire is still active, but the important flanks are secured. You can expect to see trees down that are a part of the fire guard. This guard also means a long-term safety benefit for the community.

Crews are still present and active in the community. This fire welcomed 15 crews from across Canada including Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and more. You can expect to see 11 crews around town as work continues over the next couple of weeks to put the fire out. Fire Information

Upon arriving in Mayo, information and refreshments will be available at the Government House where you and your family may ask questions about the fire, the work that went in to keep Mayo safe, and what the next few weeks will look like.

Transportation For those driving, please keep your gas receipts and take a photo of the receipt as back up. If you require further gas support, please contact McGarry Selbee, Acting Executive Director, First Nation of Na‑Cho Nyäk Dun. Upon the evacuation order being lifted, there will be a bus scheduled with pick up points at the Canada Games Centre and the Nàkwät’à Kų̀ Potlatch House. If you require transportation back to Mayo, call or text McGarry Selbee at 867-383-2265. Accommodations While you are welcome to spend one extra night after the order is rescinded in your accommodation free of charge to get you and your family ready to travel home, it is encouraged that you return home soon as to make hotel rooms available for other communities currently under evacuation.

Arriving Together Be sure that as you return home, you’re returning with all adults, children, and pets that arrived with you in Whitehorse.

Food Kwanlin Dün First Nation’s Nàkwät’à Kų̀ Potlatch House will still be open for meals after the evacuation order has been lifted.

Vouchers will be issued for food if needed on August 14 and then no more vouchers will be available.

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