WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (CBS4) – A 28-square-mile wildfire in southern Colorado is now 100 percent contained.

The Junkins Fire broke out on Oct. 17 near Westcliffe in Custer County.

A wildland official shows a resident the map of the Junkins Fire on Oct. 19, 2016. (credit: CBS)

A wildland official shows a resident the map of the Junkins Fire on Oct. 19, 2016. (credit: CBS)

Investigators say a downed power line sparked the flames which went on to burn more than 18,000 acres.

Nine homes and 17 other structures were destroyed.

Wildfire Resources

– Visit CBSDenver.com’s Living With Wildfire section.

Wildfire Photo Galleries

– See images from the most destructive wildfires (Black Forest, Waldo Canyon, High Park and Fourmile) and largest wildfire (Hayman) in Colorado history.

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