Evacuation order given for Klikus Fire

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Evacuation orders have been issued for residents around the Klikus Fire burning in Huerfano County near the town of La Veta.

Laurie Cordova, spokeswoman for the Office of Emergency Management in Huerfano County, said crews are battling the fire, which is burning about 45 acres west of town in the Middlecreek area.

The fire is south of County Road 440 and west of County Road 450.

The Red Cross has set up a shelter for residents at the Huerfano Community Center at Russell Avenue and 10the Street in Walsenburg.