Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
19 mins, 55 secs ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 6:51 PM MDT
Incident #
D&d Spruce Fir
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 6 days ago

Incident Photo for the Clover Fire

The Clover Wildfire started on July 13, 2022 as a result of a lightning strike. The fire is located in the Middlefork of Warm Springs Creek on the Madison Ranger District of the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. The fire is currently being managed under a confine/contain strategy due to fuel conditions, geographic location and values at risk. The objective is to contain fire in the Middle Fork Warm Springs Creek drainage, utilizing fuel type changes, natural breaks and burnout operations.

Safety of firefighters and the public are the highest priorities for incident management. An area Closure Order remains in effect until October 30, 2022 or until rescinded, and can be viewed at the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices">https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 7:00 PM MDT
Middle Fork of Warm Springs Creek
Incident Commander
IC Caleb Schreiber, GYA Type 3 IMT, BDNF
45.048, -111.87

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Timber (litter and understory)
Timber (grass and understory)
Significant Events
Moderate, Backing, Isolated
Torching and Single Tree Torching.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
Personnel will continue to identify and prepare primary, alternate, and contingency control lines utilizing natural features. Burnout operations will continue on the fire as fire activity and weather conditions permit, while personnel monitor the main fire's activity and continue to complete indirect line and suppress spot fires in undesirable areas.
Projected Incident Activity
The fire is expected to push against northeast corner of the fire, potentially throwing spot fires into undesirable areas. In addition, possible thunderstorms may have gusty and erratic winds, with no measurable precipitation expected.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Red Flag Weather conditions are present within the fire area and current observed winds are approximately 40 mph. This is challenging holding lines and increase the potential for spots in undesirable areas.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Clover Fire Information Line
Email: 2022.clover@firenet.gov
Phone: 406-848-1282
Hours: M-F, 8-8p, S-S 8-8p
Fire Unit Information
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
420 Barrett St
Dillon, MT 59725

Dispatch Center Contact

Dillon Interagency Communication Center (MT-DDC)

Dillon, MT