Grass Fire In La Junta Contained

La Junta Fire Department is reporting that a grass fire has been contained.

The fire was located at County Road 32 and County Road KK north of La Junta.

Officials say that a farmer was trying to burn a ditch when a 35 mph wind came across and spread the fire out of control.

A total of two acres were burned, but no homes were in danger during the fire.

The farmer who started the fire will not be fined because he is in an
agricultural area and it is within his rights to burn his ditches.