UPDATE: TUESDAY 4/11/2023 12 p.m.
(LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo.) — The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO) posted an update on Facebook and said that the Trujillo Creek Fire has burned 100+ acres and there is 0% containment.
Evacuations remain in effect at this time.
The Office of Emergency Management is on the scene with fire crews and LACSO will update their Facebook page with new information as they receive it.
UPDATE: MONDAY 4/10/2023 9:08 p.m.
The fire west of Aguilar is still burning Monday evening, and one structure has been lost, according to the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO).
LACSO posted on Facebook at 9 p.m. on Monday with an update, saying there was no word on containment of the fire and confirming the loss of the single structure.
Evacuations will remain in place through the night for a three mile radius around the fire, which is burning near Trujillo Creek Road and Mauricio Canyon.
Currently there are crews from Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Spanish Peak Bon Carbo Fire Department, Hoehne Fire Department, Trinidad Fire Department, Fishers Peak Fire Department, Stonewall Fire Department, Pinion Canyon Fire Department, La Veta Fire Department, and Huerfano County Fire all on scene battling the fire.
MONDAY 4/10/2023 7:28 p.m.
A wildfire is burning in Las Animas County and evacuations have been ordered.
The fire is burning west of Aguilar, and the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO) said the areas of Mauricio Canyon and Trujillo Creek Road were being evacuated.
Evacuees can find resources at the Community Center in Aguilar. The Sheriff’s Office recommended people in the area leave immediately. Deputies are in the area to make contact with neighbors in the area and assist in evacuations.