Fort Mckay elders are returning home after wildfires threatened their health.
Twenty-three residents at-risk of respiratory problems were evacuated from the northern community last week as a thick haze reduced air quality in the community.
Chief Operating Officer of Fort McKay First Nation, Jeff Winsor says conditions in Fort McKay are stabilizing.
"We still have some smoke and haze here in the community. And were expecting it for some time yet to come.
There are some large fires burning here, i understand and some fires burning in Saskatchewan as well and that's where some of this smoke is coming from. The entire region is experiencing this smoke cloud so it kind of going to be way of life for the next little while," says Winsor.
The elders were lodged at Keyano College and cared for by staff at the Naggiest Friendship Centre and Fort Mckay First Nation.