Alder Creek Fire and Goose Fire expected to grow

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Personnel working the Alder Creek Fire near Wise River make camp Wednesday as firefighting efforts pick up. 

Around mid-day Wednesday the Alder Creek Fire burns in the mountains west of Wise River. 

Fire officials expect the Alder Creek Fire to grow west of Wise River because of dry conditions and wind. 

DUNCAN ADAMS MIKE SMITH

The Alder Creek Fire west of Wise River became a Type 1 wildland fire this week based on its complexity and potential to become a large fire and threaten structures.

Its likelihood to expand comes during a time when resources across the West

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