Bent’s Fort Fire burns 1,500 acres, 95% containment

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OTERO COUNTY, COLO.,– On Sunday, the Otero County Sheriff’s Department said the Bent’s Fort Fire is now at 75% containment with around 1,500 acres burned.

UPDATE: As of 2:00 p.m. Sunday, the fire is at 95% containment, according to the Otero County Sheriff’s twitter page.

The fire is burning along Highway 194, east of La Junta.

The Otero County Sheriff’s office said crews are still working on hot spots and on the southern edge where the fire jumped the river at the Otero/Bent County line.

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