Mike Almas' Type 2 Northern Rockies Incident Management Team assumed command of the Sunnyside Complex on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The Sunnyside Complex includes the Clover Fire and the MM 49 Fire.
Date of Origin:
Monday September 07th, 2020 approx. 08:30 PM
Near Orofino, Idaho
Mike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3
Estimated Containment Date:
Wednesday September 16th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Clover: Fire is burning in grass and brush with timber litter beneath primarily a Ponderosa Pine overstory. Grass is nearly cured to fully cured and is readily carrying fire and being fully consumed. Not all of the brush is burning as readily as the grass fuel types due to higher live fuel moisture. 1000-hour fuels are burning and hold the concentration of heat.
MM 49: Fire is burning in Ponderosa Pine and mix conifer timber overstory with timber litter as well as brush and grass in the understsory. Grass is nearly cured to fully cured and is readily carrying fire and being fully consumed. Brush and timber litter is being consumed but not as readily as the grass fuels due to higher live fuel moisture in the brush. 1000-hour fuels are burning and helping with surface spread of the fire in the timber.
Clover: Minimal behavior with isolated smoldering primarily in stump holes.
MM 49: Minimal fire behavior as fuels continue to burn out following burnout operations earlier in the week.
Mop-up and patrol. Continue suppression repair actions.
Projected Incident Activity:
Clover: Fire continues to smolder in stump holes in the interior of the fire's perimeter. Heavy smoke over the fire persists reducing forecasted high temperatures and keeping relative humidity higher than forecasted.
MM 49: Majority of fuels within the fire perimeter has completed burning with smoldering fire continuing in heavy fuels. Heavy smoke over the fire continues to limit max forecast temperatures and low relative humidity forecasted values. Risk of rollout material onto Highway 12 from burning material exists. Passing cold front will increase winds but no spread or growth expected.
Clover Fire - 1,550 acres; 100% contained.
MM 49 Fire - 2,801 acres; 100% contained.
Heavy smoke continues from ongoing wildfires with a slight increase in visibility. RH recoveries were moderate to good last night at the top and bottom of the canyon with a thermal belt still developing midslope each night. Moderated conditions with temperatures near 80 and RHs in the low 20s.
Forecast for Friday:
A weather change is coming with rain predicted Friday night through Saturday. Increasing NW winds on Friday with gusts to 10 mph expected and RHs in the 30s.
Hours: 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.
Fire Unit Information
Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702