OTERO COUNTY – Sunday, crews continue to fight the Smith Canyon fire in Otero County.
The grass fire is located in a rural area, South of Higbee.
The blaze was started Saturday by a lightning strike and reached 100 acres in size.
The Otero County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that crews have the blaze 60 percent contained.
#SmithCanyonFire Update: Fire is approximately 60% contained, Fire crews working cold trail and mop up currently, working on hot spots.
— Otero County Sheriff – Colorado (@OteroSheriff) June 30, 2019
Crews from across the state are assisting in the fight, including air assets.
News 5 will continue to follow the story and provide updates when we learn more.