NRT MODIS data and imagery enable people on the ground, including those responsible for mobilizing fire-fighting resources around the world, detailed information about the locations of fires.
Potentially useful data sets: MODIS Fire and Thermal Anomalies (day and night), MODIS Corrected Reflectance True Color and Bands 7-2-1, Aerosol Optical Depth, Land Surface Temperature (day and night)
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Note: LANCE's Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) provides access to current and archived MODIS fire locations through an interactive web mapping interface, Web Fire Mapper. FIRMS also provides a free fire email alert service and options to download fire data in vector formats.