The fire, which was started on July 21 took more than a week to put out. More than 2,000 personnel worked to put out the blaze at a cost to taxpayers of $15 million.
Neighbors living in Warm Springs near the reservation had expressed concerns about wildfires starting on the reservation based on decisions at the tribe’s sole discretion.
The North County Times notes:
The tribe has plans to build a casino in Barstow, near Interstate 15 in San Bernardino, halfway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. However, the project faces several hurdles before it can be built, including approval from the federal government and negotiations with the state for a gambling agreement.
North County Times
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