The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians announced Friday the donation of three mobile homes to families who were displaced by a recent fire at a mobile home park in Indio.

“I saw the story of the fire on our local news Wednesday night and knew we had to do something,” Tribal Chairman Darrell Mike said. “We just hope this will help with the devastation the fire caused to these three families.”

The non-injury fire was reported Wednesday about 3:10 p.m. at the Pueblo Del Sol Mobile Home Park in the 81000 block of Avenue 46, near Indio High School.

Multiple engine crews encountered a doublewide unit fully engulfed in flames, which subsequently spread to two other homes, fire officials said.

Ten people were displaced in all — five adults and five children, between all the units. They were assisted by the American Red Cross after the flames were knocked down.

The combined value of the three new units is more than $300,000, which should arrive “in a timely manner,” Mike said.

“This is Indio — We are stronger together,” said Mayor Glenn Miller, who assisted in the effort.

“We are proud to be a part of community where everyone, from the tribes to the city, to our school district, comes together to help those in need.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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