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Wildland fire near La Veta fully contained

By Staff
Published On: May 24 2013 06:58:48 PM CDT
Updated On: May 26 2013 05:25:25 PM CDT


Viewer Photo, Fire near La Veta


Firefighters have fully contained a wildland fire west of La Veta in Huerfano County burning since Friday.

Winds were causing problems for firefighters working to put out the fire south of Highway 160 near County Road 442. An emergency management source in Huerfano County said the fire is 13.3 acres and the fire was 100 percent contained.

Lori Cordova with the Huerfano County Office of Emergency Management said the fire is being fought by firefighters from La Veta, Huerfano, Upper Huerfano, Ft. Garland and Stonewall.

A hand crew from Canon City was also called in to help.

The fire is not threatening any buildings.