Bensen Fire 85 percent contained

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (KRQE) – A wildfire south of Alamogordo is now 85 percent contained

The Bensen Fire has burned almost 100 acres in the Sacramento Mountains.

Officials believe the blaze was human-caused.

The fire is mostly on 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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