The 30 residents evacuated into Kapuskasing from Fort Albany First Nation last Monday are going to be sticking around another four to five weeks.

That’s according to Fire Chief Pat Kennedy, who says a meeting Thursday afternoon is where he was alerted that evacuees will be staying in town a little longer than expected.

Kennedy says that is due to some continued issues with the cleanup in the Fort Albany First Nation.

He says this is expected to last another month or so.

The 30 residents were originally transported to Kapuskasing following a critical infrastructure failure that affected six homes in the First Nation community.