Photographers capture the moment an old Colorado landmark went up in flames

PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – A pair of Colorado photographers captured the moment flames ripped through an old rail stage house on Wednesday.

Kimmie and Joe Randall saw the flames Thursday evening and pulled over to see what was going on. The Hartsel Fire Department alongside Lake George Fire, Southern Park County Fire and the Park County Sheriff’s Office battled a massive blaze overtaking a piece of Colorado history. Crews were able to contain the fire to the structure, but it was a complete loss.

“So sad to see such a great structure burnt down,” Kimmie Randall wrote to 11 News.

“Pretty sad to see this on fire tonight,” Joe Randall added.

Kimmie tells 11 News this was a well-known building in the photography community. Often times beginning photographers when there to take classes.

You can view more pictures from Kimmie and Joe at the bottom of this article. You can also visit their website by clicking here.

A representative with the Hartsel Fire Department tells 11 News they got the call just before 5 p.m. The cause is unknown and will likely be undetermined because the structure, the Midland Rail Stage House, was so old. The structure stood near Spinney Reservoir.

You can read more about the Midland Railroad by clicking here.

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