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Thread #162921   Message #3882316
Posted By: Joe Offer
14-Oct-17 - 10:54 PM
Thread Name: Wildfire at California's Camp New Harmony Oct 2017
Subject: RE: Wildfire at California's Camp New Harmony Oct 2017
Hi, Garg -
I see from the photos that a number of newer buildings at Camp Harmony survived. All of the new buildings were built to "defensible" standards, but the new buildings that were destroyed were close to older buildings that come from the time that the property was a military base. The camp was midway in a process of rebuilding. I think that if the reconstruction had been complete, it's possible that all of the new buildings would have survived. I'm amazed that the surrounding trees and the Star of Judah survived so well.
-Joe-


Photos from 13 October, first camp staff visit: A reflection by Camp Newman Executive Director Ruben Arquilevich: