Wide Shot of Controlled Burns Near HET

The Southern Area Incident Management Team undertook controlled burns on Sunday, April 17, 2011 to get rid of fuel on the mountains around McDonald Observatory. This would starve the Rock House wildfire of fuel should it head back in our direction. The Hobby-Eberly Telescope dome is at right. (Credit: Frank Cianciolo/McDonald Observatory)

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