08AUG22 - As fire behavior on the Clover Fire continues on a downward trend, updates for this fire will no longer be made daily. If there is a significant change, an update will be made at that time. Firefighters are patrolling and monitoring this fire to ensure it stays within constructed containment lines and working on suppression and repair objectives. The fire size remains at 1,099 acres. The percentage containment will continue to be updated on InciWeb as that increases.
The Clover Fire started on July 13, 2022 as a result of a lightning strike. This wildfire is located in the Middle fork 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 the fire in the Middle Fork Warm Springs Creek drainage, utilizing fuel type changes, natural breaks and burnout operations. Firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire perimeter to ensure it stays within constructed containment lines. Firefighters will also begin working on the suppression/repair phase. This includes collecting and piling unburnedtrimmed limbs near containment lines. At a later date they will be burned in order to reduce fuels near containment lines, thereby strengthening the containment lines for future fire breaks.
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 An area Closure Order remains in effect until October 30, 2022 or until rescinded, and can be viewed at the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest webpage: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/bdnf/alerts-notices.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 13th, 2022 approx. 07:00 PM|
|Location||Middle Fork of Warm Springs Creek|
|Incident Commander||IC Graeser, Type 4 IMT, TNF|
|Coordinates||45.048 latitude, -111.87 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||51%|
Timber (litter and understory)
Timber (grass and understory)
Minimal smoldering and creeping.
Personnel will continue to identify and prepare primary, alternate, and contingency control lines utilizing natural features. Burnout operations on the fire will continue if fire activity and weather conditions permit. Personnel will continue to monitor fire activity, including spot fires, and complete indirect line.
We are now using a operational objective weighted scale matrix to determine percent containment for the Clover fire. Our operational objectives are:
Primary containment prep:15% of total operation, 90% completed.
Secondary line prep: 15% of total operation, 20% completed.
Burn out: 60% of total operation, 29% completed.
Suppression repair: 10% of total operation, 38% completed.
These add up to a weighted % total completion 37.7%
Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms continue through the weekend.