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Sunnyside Complex

Unit Information

Idaho Department of Lands
300 N. 6th Street
Boise, ID 83702

Incident Contact

Fire Information
Email: fireinformation@idl.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-334-0233
Hours: 8:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m.

 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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginMonday September 07th, 2020 approx. 08:30 PM
LocationNear Orofino, Idaho
Incident CommanderMike Almas, Northern Rockies Incident Management Team 3
Coordinates46.453 latitude, -116.286 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel156
Size4,351 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateWednesday September 16th, 2020 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

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.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

Clover Fire - 1,550 acres; 100% contained.

MM 49 Fire - 2,801 acres; 100% contained.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.