THOMPSON FALLS, Mont. -

Cooler weather has slowed Montana's largest wildfire, though 45 homes are still evacuated and 130 more are on alert.
   
The fire northeast of Thompson Falls had burned 33 square miles as of Wednesday morning.
   
Fire officials say crews have made progress in securing fire lines and protecting structures. The weather was cooperating again Wednesday with lighter winds and higher relative humidity forecast.
   
The Copper King Fire is 15 percent contained as of Wednesday morning. Fire officials don't expect full containment until the end of October.
   
Minimal fire activity is also being reported from a fire burning west of Lakeside.
   
About 75 homes and other structures are within a half-mile of the fire's perimeter. No evacuations have been ordered.