As of noon Thursday, June 13, official reports showed that the Silver Fire had engulfed more than 18,800 acres of the nearby Gila National Forest, and remained zero-percent contained. A press release issued at 8 a.m. Thursday morning said while higher humidity levels and cooler temperatures from passing storms helped to decrease fire behavior over the previous night, the potential of additional storms, accompanying winds and possible dry lighting Thursday afternoon were assuring that the fire would remain active. The decrease in fire behavior prior to dawn on Thursday did allow firefighters to make some headway in identifying fire line locations, but the blaze’s concentration in some of the state’s most rugged and remote wilderness continues to hamper ground forces’ attempts to mount an effective suppression effort. The overnight lull also provided a bit of good news for the residents of Kingston, as it aided firefighters in keeping flames away from the small community. At last report, the flames had moved to within a quarter mile of Kingston, which remains under a mandatory evacuation order. Fire officials said that anticipated winds Thursday afternoon were expected to move smoke into the Mimbres Valley, including areas surrounding the Royal John Mine, and would likely further the Silver Fire’s overall active status. During a special meeting held at the Hillsboro Com-munity Center Monday even-ing, June 10, area resident…..