Trujillo Creek Fire in Las Animas County 125+ acres; 2 structures destroyed

Monday evening, the Trujillo Creek fire was reported to be more than 100 acres.
Monday evening, the Trujillo Creek fire was reported to be more than 100 acres.(Kelli Cruz)
Published: Apr. 10, 2023 at 8:26 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2023 at 6:08 AM MDT
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LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A fire in southern Colorado was forcing some people to evacuate their homes on Monday.

Firefighters tell 11 News the Trujillo Creek fire is more than 100 acres and is burning in the area of County Road 52.4 in Las Animas as of Tuesday at noon. We’re told people living in the 3 miles surrounding the fire were under an evacuation order Monday evening; according to the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office, this includes Mauricio Canyon, Trujillo Creek, and the immediate area. If you need to evacuate, officials say to go to the Community Center in Aguilar.

Fire officials tell us the fire started in an abandoned building and spread. They tell us they’re not sure how the fire started at the building.

About five or six homes were being protected by crews Monday night. The fire chief said the higher humidity was helping firefighting efforts.

Two structures have been destroyed, including the building where the fire started.

UPDATE: TRUJILLO CREEK FIRE. As of this posting 100+ acres have burned. There is 0% containment at this time....

Posted by Las Animas County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, April 11, 2023