Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

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Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

The road leading to Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town,” which dates back to 1877 was burned through on both sides by the recent Spring Creek Fire in La Veta. Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.
Deb Lathrop prepares a snack in the kitchen of the HQ of Uptop, the main house of the “ghost town,” behind a window sprayed with fire retardant left from the Spring Creek Fire in La Veta. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.

Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

The road leading to Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town,” which dates back to 1877 was burned through on both sides by the recent Spring Creek Fire in La Veta. Uptop, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.
Deb Lathrop prepares a snack in the kitchen of the HQ of Uptop, the main house of the “ghost town,” behind a window sprayed with fire retardant left from the Spring Creek Fire in La Veta. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.

Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

Sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop, owners of Uptop, a “ghost town,” which they bought and revitalized, look over the few trees that burned near their buildings in La Veta.

Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

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. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.

Firefighters fought hard to save Colorado ghost town from wildfire

The only building to be lost during the Spring Creek Fire at Uptop is a shed that burned to the ground leaving the tin roof covering its ashes in La Veta. Upton, a revitalized “ghost town,” is owned by sisters Sam Law and Deb Lathrop.
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