RIO BLANCO COUNTY, Colo. (KREX) — Smoke is visible in Meeker this Tuesday from a small forest fire burning in Rio Blanco County.

Officials believe a lightning strike ignited the fire Monday. Officials estimate the fire is currently burning 3 acres near Ellison Mountain, north of Lake Avery.

United States Forest Service officials are asking the public to stay away from the area as firefighters work to contain the fire. will update this story when more information becomes available.