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A prescribed burn near Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico on 04 May 2000 grew out of control and eventually spread into parts of Los Alamos several days later. These fires burned over 42,000 acres and forced the evacuation of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory. Visible and 3.9 micrometer shortwave InfraRed (IR) images from the NOAA GOES-8 (above) and GOES-10 (below) satellites show the "hot spots" (black pixels) and smoke plumes associate with these fires on 12 May.
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