Fire burning near Mount Blanca likely caused by a person, 60 percent contained

Photo courtesy: Colorado State Patrol Alamosa. Fire near Mt. Blanca.
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COSTILLA COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - About a day after a fire started burning near Mount Blanca, crews were starting to gain control of the blaze.

Smoke could be seen for miles just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday, firefighters estimated the fire at 30-50 acres, but as of Wednesday the fire was estimated at about 10 acres.

About 15 homes were evacuated at last report.

The sheriff's office has reason to believe the fire was caused by a human, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

Two planes and a helicopter were called in to help battle the blaze.

As of 6 p.m. Costilla Emergency Management reported the fire had burned about 15 acres and was about 60 percent contained.

"No confirmation Tobin fire is completely out, however clean up procedures have begun. Costilla County firefighters will still monitor hot spots," the Costilla County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

Mount Blanca is southwest of Pueblo.