Klikus fire burning west of La Veta in Huerfano County estimated at 75 percent contained

LA VETA, Colo. - The Klikus fire burning west of La Veta in Huerfano County has burned an estimated 60 acres. Containment is estimated at 75 percent and 30 additional firefighters are en route to help increase that number.

According to Facebook posts from Huerfano Emergency Dispatch, the fire is burning about four miles west of La Veta. 200 evacuation orders were issued to phone numbers registered in the area northeast of the fire. Boundaries of the evacuation zone were not posted.

A shelter for evacuees was established Tuesday at the Huerfano Community Center in Walsenburg, but was closed because no evacuees used the facility.

The fire is burning in Ponderosa Pine and Pinon Juniper.

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