By Jennifer McRae

OTERO COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– A wildfire burning near La Junta was caused by lightning. The Black Hills Fire is burning about 7 miles south of Otero County on Piñon Canyon Maneuver site.

(credit: Danny Chavez, Otero County)

The fire started last Friday on what is part of the Fort Carson Army Post property in southeastern Colorado. It has burned a little more than 1,600 acres. There is zero percent containment.

Heavy smoke was blowing into the county from the south and there were reports of flames visible from Highway 350 on June 17.

Jennifer McRae