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Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)

FIRMS delivers global hotspots / fire locations in easy to use formats

FIRMS distributes Near Real-Time active fire data within 3 hours of satellite overpass from both MODIS and VIIRS.

MODIS Active Fire Products

MODIS Active Fire Products

New: Collection 6 now available - what's new? The MODIS NRT active fire products (MCD14DL) are processed using the standard MOD14/MYD14 Fire and Thermal Anomalies product. Each MODIS active fire location represents the center of a 1km pixel that is flagged by the algorithm as containing one or more fires within the pixel. To give users time to migrate to Collection 6, Collection 5 data will continue to be available for the next six months.

VIIRS Active Fire Products

VIIRS Active Fire Products

New: The VIIRS NRT 375 m active fire products (VNP14IMGTDL_NRT) complements MODIS fire detections but the improved spatial resolution of the 375 m data provides a greater response over fires of relatively small areas.The 375 m data also has improved nighttime performance. More...

Please note, in an effort to standardize VIIRS file names, the short name for VIIRS NRT 375 m product has been changed from VNP14IMGT to VNP14IMGTDL_NRT (updated 18 April 2016).

As FIRMS transitions to distributing MODIS Collection 6 and VIIRS the following table shows what data are available.

Email alerts x

Shape files (SHP) ending soon
Comma-separated text files (TXT) ending soon
KML ending soon
Archive download tool x

Web Fire Mapper ending soon
WMS ending soon
Worldview x

Get hotspot/fire locations

Emailalert Circle Fire Email Alerts
Download circle Download Active Fire Data
Web Fire Mapper circle icon Web Fire Mapper
World FIRMS Sm Global Fire Maps
FIRMS web services Web Services

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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016 at 11:20 AM EDT