Smoke advisory

A fire burning near El Rito in Río Arriba County has burned approximately 30 acres.

Updated Sept. 10 at 6:05 p.m

A wildfire near El Rito, Rio Arriba County, that has burned 66 acres of wilderness close to Valle Grande Peak is now 100 percent contained, according to a press release from the U.S. Forest Service Thursday (Sept. 10).

The U.S. Forest Service had two engines and one "Type 1" crew to help manage the blaze. The crews "constructed handline and implemented firing operations in key areas to secure constructed lines," according to the press release. Fire crews will remain in the area, "monitoring and patrolling the area for the next few days."

The fire was determined to be human-caused, though the investigation to find the culprit behind the blaze is still ongoing.

The fire burned close to the site of a previous wildfire in the area, the Poso Fire, which began in May of this year and burned approximately 2,057 acres.

This is a developing story.

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