10 White Swan families to move into homes by Xmas

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YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) -- Ten of the families that lost homes in a February wildfire at White Swan are scheduled to move into mobile homes by Christmas.

The mobile home park is under construction near the high school in the Yakama Reservation town.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://is.gd/E30bls) that 14 trailer and lumber-built homes were lost in the fire.

Four insured homes were rebuilt last summer.

The tribe says it has spent about $500,000 in donations replacing roofs, helping displaced families and acquiring surplus trailer homes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The furnished mobile homes are 14 feet wide and 64 feet long.

The tribe says it took longer than expected to install water and sewer systems at the mobile home park.

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Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com