Bluff Fire in Comanche Ranger District outside of La Junta 100% contained; cause under investigation

bluff fire map location.png
Posted at 1:38 PM, Apr 22, 2022

DENVER — A wildfire burning outside of La Junta in Otero County is now 100% contained, according to U.S. Forest Service officials.

The fire, which has been named the Bluff Fire, was first reported around 12:10 p.m. burning on the Comanche Ranger District about 13 miles south of La Junta.

It grew to about 2 acres by 1:30 p.m., but was fully contained at 5.08 acres by 3 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

A cause for the fire remains under investigation.