A ‘Herculean’ effort saves Colorado ghost town from wildfire

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A ‘Herculean’ effort saves Colorado ghost town from wildfire

Firefighters protect historic depot from Spring Creek Fire
The road leading to Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town” that dates to 1877, was burned through on both sides by the recent Spring Creek fire in La Veta, Colorado.
Sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop, owners of Uptop, a “ghost town” that they revitalized, look over the few trees on July 20 that burned near their buildings in La Veta, Colorado. (via AP)
In this July 20, 2018 photo, Sam Law, left, talks to Kate Simmington of Monte Vista who traveled to Uptop to check on the condition of the “ghost town,” as Deb Lathrop, right, looks at fire retardant spray on a building in La Veta, Colo. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
The only building to be lost during the Spring Creek fire at Uptop is a shed that burned straight to the ground, leaving the tin roof covering its ashes in La Veta, Colorado.
Deb Lathrop prepares a snack in the kitchen of the headquarters of Uptop behind a window sprayed with fire retardant left from the Spring Creek fire in La Veta, Colorado.

A ‘Herculean’ effort saves Colorado ghost town from wildfire

The road leading to Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town” that dates to 1877, was burned through on both sides by the recent Spring Creek fire in La Veta, Colorado.
Sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop, owners of Uptop, a “ghost town” that they revitalized, look over the few trees on July 20 that burned near their buildings in La Veta, Colorado. (via AP)
In this July 20, 2018 photo, Sam Law, left, talks to Kate Simmington of Monte Vista who traveled to Uptop to check on the condition of the “ghost town,” as Deb Lathrop, right, looks at fire retardant spray on a building in La Veta, Colo. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop. (Joe Amon/The Denver Post via AP)
The only building to be lost during the Spring Creek fire at Uptop is a shed that burned straight to the ground, leaving the tin roof covering its ashes in La Veta, Colorado.
Deb Lathrop prepares a snack in the kitchen of the headquarters of Uptop behind a window sprayed with fire retardant left from the Spring Creek fire in La Veta, Colorado.
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