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Moore Fire

Unit Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

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New start - Moore Fire, June 18, 2021

Moore Fire Wildfire
News – 6/19/2021

CLIFTON, Ariz., June 18, 2021 
Size: 350 acres                                                           
Containment: 0%           Incident Start Date: June 16, 2021                          
Cause: Lightning
Location: 12 miles west of Alma, NM
Resources Responding: 1 Type 3 helicopter for Recon missions

Fire Update
: The Moore Fire is a lightning-caused fire with a confine suppression strategy. Point protection of range improvements and remote cabins (Stateline Cabin, Charlie Moore Cabin, Anderson Cabin, Horse Canyon Cabin) is complete. Current fire behavior includes smoldering, creeping,  single tree and isolated torching in Pinon Juniper with grass and brush and some Ponderosa Pine.

Confine: A wildfire response strategy of restricting a wildfire to a defined area, primarily using natural barriers that are expected to restrict the spread of the wildfire under the prevailing and forecasted weather conditions.   
Point/Zone Protection:
A wildfire response strategy which protects specific assets or highly valued resources from the wildfire without directly halting the continued spread of the wildfire.
Smoke: Smoke from the Moore Fire may impact Alma, Glenwood, and Pleasanton, New Mexico. An interactive smoke map at allows you to search for current smoke information..
Closures and Evacuations: There are currently no closures or evacuations in place. For information on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, check out our website at