Green meadows and timberlne are stopping the fire's spread north and east.
Incident Commander Chris Naccarato, with the U.S. Forest Service, expects good progress toward containing the fire Sunday. The management strategy is full containment with aggressive suppression.
According to Naccarato, even after the fire is fully contained, the burned area will likely continue to produce smoke for weeks.
No structures are currently threatened.However, some homes are located within a few miles of the blaze.
There are approximately 62 people working on the fire.
Rocky Mountain firefighters were sent to battle the blaze, which started around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The fire started to burn about six miles north of Leadville, between Climax Mine and Leadville, near Highway 91.
The fire is burning on U.S. Forest Service land.