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Harbin Hot Springs "…pretty well destroyed" in Central California Wildfires

From Rick Gordon this (Sunday) morning:

I've been tracking it mostly as rumors, but then this:


"Harbin Hot Springs, a popular clothing-optional resort northwest of Middletown, also apparently was ruined, at least in part, from the fire. Cal Fire spokesman David Shew said Sunday of Harbin: 'It’s pretty well destroyed.'"


Gary said...


Rick Gordon said...

Though many reports are saying Harbin was destroyed (for example, this LA Times article), this Google Earth file , updated at 12:45 AM MDT (when I downloaded it), shows Harbin just out of the fire zone. Google Maps, however, shows it in it. But the text with the Google Earth files says: "This KML displays the MODIS fire detections at a spatial resolution of 1km for the past 6 hours, 6-12 hours, 12-24 hours and the previous 6 day period. Each 1km MODIS fire detection is depicted as a point representing the centroid of the 1km pixel where the fire is detected. The 1km footprint of the MODIS pixel for each detection is also displayed.

Data current as of 14-Sep-2015; 0045 Mountain Time (14-Sep-2015; 0645 UTC). KML file generated by the USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping Program. Please see http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us for additional fire mapping products and information. "

Rick Gordon said...

The link to the Google Earth KML file, that can be opened in Google Earth, is at http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/data/kml/conus.kmz

Rick Gordon said...

A link to a screen cap of the Google Earth view:

dragonfly said...

Alas, I fear the worst:

Rick Gordon said...

A pretty grim video walkthrough:

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