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This loop of GOES-8 3.9 micron shortwave InfraRed (IR) imagery shows several "hot spots" (dark pixels) from wildfires burning across parts of Idaho and Montana on 02 September 1998. A few fires can be seen to flare up during the time period of this loop (hot spots that suddenly appear in western and northwestern Montana). High cirrus clouds (brighter white) are also evident, moving southward and southwestward across the region.