UPDATE: Containment has remained at 70% but is expected to increase in the evening.

The fire received little rain but not near enough to extinguish it as occasional hotspots are still being found, says U.S. Forest Service. Fire crews continue to patrol and mop up the area as needed.

On Thursday, with low fire activity in the morning, participating engine modules conducted medical scenario simulations. These included administering first aid in remote areas and preparing injured parties for transport.

Led by on-scene paramedics and EMT’s, the group explored different tactics to remove injured firefighters off the line and out to medical care, utilizing standard practices and improvised methods. One such method included tying fire-resistant clothing, called Nomex, into a litter shape using hand tools, and lifting a brave volunteer to see if it worked.

U.S. Forest Services says common trainings like these could prove invaluable in the unfortunate event that one of their firefighters gets injured.

SAGUACHE COUNTY, Colo. — A wildfire started Sunday in Saguache County and according to the Rio Grande U.S. Forest Service, 88 acres have burned and the fire is 0% contained. This fire is called the Lopez Fire.

Pueblo Interagency Dispatch received a call around 4:24 p.m. about a fire burning in Rio Grande National Forest approximately 10 miles north of Del Norte, Colorado off of Forest Service Road #670.

Saguache County Sheriff’s Office did evacuate the La Garita Creek area Sunday evening but those residents have since been put on pre-evacuation notice. They are advised to remain on alert, should a flare-up occur.

Numerous engines and additional resources have been ordered to help fight this wildfire including a helicopter.

Crews will remain on the fire overnight.

This is a developing story, this article will be updated when new information is released.