San Manuel Band donates $50K to help tribe hit by fire

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California donated $50,000 to help the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes recover from a fire that left the Duck Valley Reservation without power for eight days.

"When we heard of the conditions that our brothers and sisters from the Duck Valley Reservation were having to endure, our first thought was, 'How can we help,' " San Manuel Chairman Henry Duro said, the Associated Press reported.

Power was restored to the reservation late last week but residents lost food, medicine and other supplies. No one was injured in the fire, which has consumed an area the size of Rhode Island, the AP reported.

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