A clothing-optional hot springs resort devastated by a Northern California wildfire last year is making plans to reopen this year.
Lake County’s Harbin Hot Springs has updated its website to say the resort may start taking customers as soon as late summer.
September's Valley Fire destroyed much of the facility in Middletown, but the hot and cold springs are intact.
Ownership says resort patrons will have to "rough it" temporarily while they work to rebuild. They admit the project will likely take a few years.
"Construction is expected to begin in 2017, and will extend into 2019 and beyond," according to the resort's website.
A soft opening will include a reception and massage areas for day visitors and campers.
The Valley Fire whipped through Lake County, killing four and wiping out 1,300 homes. The Sept. 12 fire torched nearly 120 square miles and caused at least $700 million in insured damages.