Klikus Fire burning west of La Veta in Huerfano County prompts evacuation orders

LA VETA, Colo. - The wind-driven Klikus Fire burning west of La Veta in Huerfano County has burned an estimated 45 or 50 acres.

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 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.