Owner of Hoberg's Resort tours what's left of historic getaway

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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Owner of Hoberg's Resort tours what's left of historic getaway
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Firefighters in Lake County were happy to see Wednesday's rain, but new destruction created by theValley Fire is just being discovered.

COBB, Calif. (KGO) -- Firefighters in Lake County were happy to see Wednesday's rain, but new destruction created by the [url HREF="http://abc7ne.ws/1iiLHUt" TARGET="" REL=""]Valley Fire[/url] is just being discovered.[br /][br /]Dan Nelson is seeing up close the landmark getaway, Hoberg's Resort and Spa, that stood on Cobb Mountain for more than a century. It's now reduced to ashes after the Valley Fire moved through.[br /][br /]"The history of this place, been here since 1885, it was a historical landmark that can never be replaced," said Hoberg's Resort owner Dan Nelson. "It's so hard to look and see all the devastation and fire damage."[br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/news/donations-how-to-help-valley-fire-victims/982772/" TARGET="" REL=""]DONATIONS: How to help victims of the Valley Fire where you live[/url][/b][br /][br /]A chimney is all that's left of the grand ballroom where big bands played in the 30s and 40s. The resort employed up to 100 people during the summer.[br /][br /]"So many people had so many terrific memories here at Hoberg's," Nelson said.[br /][br /]A soaking rain was a welcome site to firefighters on the front lines of the blaze; Mother Nature cut them a break.[br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/news/photos-fire-crews-battle-10000-acre-valley-fire-in-lake-county/981528/" TARGET="" REL=""]PHOTOS: Fire crews battle massive Valley Fire[/url][/b][br /][post ID="981528" /][br /][br /]"The weather actually helped us significantly to be able to assist the firefighters in gaining additional containment," said Cal Fire spokesman Romero Rodriguez.[br /][br /]Hot summer weather returns this weekend, which could spell trouble.[br /][br /]"We're still not out of the woods," Rodriguez said.[br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/news/resources-valley-fire-evacuation-centers-school-closures/982676/" TARGET="" REL=""]RESOURCES: Valley Fire evacuation centers, school closure information [/url][/b][br /][br /]Evacuees at the Napa County Fairgrounds were taking the rain in stride. Grace Bowman showed off the new donated blanket she'll give to her granddaughter. Bowman lost her home and is looking toward the future.[br /][br /]"You know you think you lose your whole life because everything burns up, well I have my life, but I don't have the burden of carrying all my stuff around with me now," Bowman said.[br /][br /]Bowman, remarkable and resilient, along with other evacuees who are all waiting to restart their lives[br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/news/photos-abc7-news-at-the-valley-fire/984430/" TARGET="" REL=""]PHOTOS: ABC7 News at the Valley Fire[/url][/b][br /][post ID="984430" /][br /][br /][b][url HREF="http://abc7news.com/tag/valley-fire/" TARGET="" REL=""]Click here[/url] for full coverage on the Valley Fire.[/b][br /][br /][b]If you see news where you live, tag your photos and videos on [url HREF="https://twitter.com/hashtag/abc7now" TARGET="" REL=""]Twitter[/url], [url HREF="https://instagram.com/explore/tags/abc7now/" TARGET="" REL=""]Instagram[/url], or [url HREF="https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/abc7now" TARGET="" REL=""]Facebook[/url] with #abc7now.[/b][br /][Ads /][br /][twitter ID="644335364111339520" /][br /][twitter ID="644336478848331781" /][br /][twitter ID="643921576539254784" /][br /][twitter ID="644266199367356416" /][br /][twitter ID="643919431815462912" /][br /][twitter ID="643910441878450177" /][br /][twitter ID="643928546574909440" /][br /][twitter ID="643883068973973504" /][br /][twitter ID="643760869818503168" /][br /][twitter ID="643773111645564928" /][br /][twitter ID="643562361337548800" /][br /][twitter ID="643549949544689664" /][br /][twitter ID="643545508137426944" /][br /][twitter ID="643543774472314880" /][br /][twitter ID="643507809632559104" /][br /][twitter ID="643506599571664896" /][br /][twitter ID="643531564832432128" /][br /][twitter ID="643426554681253888" /][br /][twitter ID="643427601248182273" /][br /][twitter ID="643417839685099521" /][br /][twitter ID="643424983474028545" /][br /][twitter ID="643424430954164225" /][br /][twitter ID="643249942136406016" /][br /][twitter ID="643241696403193856" /][br /][twitter ID="643236536092356608" /][br /][twitter ID="643210976783925252" /][br /][twitter ID="643225592637210625" /][br /][twitter ID="643220769724469248" /][br /][twitter ID="643217593231237120" /][br /][twitter ID="643184645991874561" /][br /][twitter ID="643205041076072449" /][br /][twitter ID="643044675901763588" /][br /][twitter ID="642931283677437952" /][br /][twitter ID="642961682524827648" /][br /][twitter ID="643130974696443904" /][br /][twitter ID="642951360539856896" /][br /][twitter ID="643044265904336897" /][br /][twitter ID="642972420131807232" /][br /][twitter ID="642953522527408130" /][br /][twitter ID="642936729494667264" /][br /][twitter ID="642868554295963648" /][br /][twitter ID="642876172401905664" /][br /][twitter ID="642915625870856192" /][br /][twitter ID="643091579142430720" /][br /][twitter ID="643090423955623936" /][br /][twitter ID="643109421892022272" /][br /][twitter ID="643123183462158336" /][br /][twitter ID="642888700360269824" /][br /][twitter ID="642863145959096320" /][br /][twitter ID="642886346277720064" /]tagboard ID="abc7now/243287" /]