There was minimal growth on the 4,000-acre Moore Fire in the Gila Wilderness on the Wilderness Ranger District Wednesday. Due to increased humidity and scattered rain showers over the fire, observed fire behavior was smoldering and creeping along the ground through grass and brush. The most active parts of the fire were within scattered pine stringers throughout the management area. Minimal growth occurred along the northeast perimeter near Tom Moore Canyon. The Moore Fire was not aerially mapped on Tuesday as there was active lightning over the fire area late afternoon.
Thursday, crews will continue to monitor and improve management boundaries on the southern perimeter and on the western perimeter along Trails #713 and #716. Additional boundary work will begin along the Diamond Creek Road.
The lightning-caused fire started June 16, 2015. The incident is being managed by the Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team. There are 107 personnel assigned to the incident including four engines, one crew, one camp crew, one water tender, support personnel and one helicopter.