Fire officials 'cautiously optimistic' about Alder Creek Fire

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A hand crew hikes into the Big Hole National Battlefield on Tuesday while fighting the Trail Creek fire west of Wisdom.

The Alder Creek fire smolders just beyond the incident base outside Wise River on Tuesday.

Trees smolder inside the Trail Creek Fire along Highway 43 on Tuesday.

Temporary water tanks for structural protection are stationed outside residences along Highway 43 outside Wise River on Tuesday.

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