Bensen Fire 20 percent contained

Bensen Fire 20 percent contained

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – More than 100 firefighters and hotshot crews are still battling a wildfire south of Alamagordo.

Fire officials are still investigating what started it, but they believe it was human-caused.

It’s now 100 acres and about 20 percent contained.

It’s mostly burning national and state forest land, but the Sunspot Observatory is only a few miles away. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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