Stateline Fire, burning in 3 states including Colorado, now 90 percent contained

The Stateline Fire on March 10, 2018. (Photo: Albuquerque Fire Dept.)

UNION COUNTY, N.M. (KKTV) - A large brush fire is now 90 percent contained after consuming more than 28,000 acres in three states.

Fittingly for its name "Stateline Fire," the fire started in the northeast corner of New Mexico in early March before crossing two state lines. Nearly 18,000 acres have burned in New Mexico, another 10,331 in southeast Colorado and 112 acres in Oklahoma. The fire is burning in a remote part of all three states and is not threatening structures. Firefighters say they expect all fire activity to remain within the perimeter they have built.

At its height, 140 firefighters battled the blaze.

The Denver Post reports in Colorado, the fire is burning in Las Animas and Baca counties.

The cause remains under investigation.