Active Fire Data

Download MODIS active fire data (MCD14DL) for the last 24, 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile, KML, WMS or text file formats.

For data older than the last 7 days, use the Archive Download Tool to extract fire locations; the tool provides near real-time (NRT) data and, as it becomes available (usually after 2 months), it is replaced with data extracted from the standard MCD14ML fire product.

Shapefile

Download shapefiles of MODIS active fire data for the last 24 and 48 hours, and 7 days. For more information, please see the SHP README (PDF).

For data older than 7 days, use the Archive Download Tool.

World 24h 48h 7d Archive
Alaska 24h 48h 7d Archive
Australia and New Zealand 24h 48h 7d Archive
Canada 24h 48h 7d Archive
Central America 24h 48h 7d Archive
Europe 24h 48h 7d Archive
North and Central Africa 24h 48h 7d Archive
Russia and Asia 24h 48h 7d Archive
South America 24h 48h 7d Archive
South Asia 24h 48h 7d Archive
South East Asia 24h 48h 7d Archive
Southern Africa 24h 48h 7d Archive
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h 48h 7d Archive

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KML

Download Keyhole Markup Language files of MODIS active fire data for the last 24 hours and 48 hours. An auto-updating KML is available for visualization of the active fire/hotspot detections for most parts of the world for the last 24 hours. The KML automatically refreshes every 2 hours and downloads the latest available MODIS active fire/hotspot detections. For more information, please see the KML README (PDF).

If you have Google Earth installed, you can open the KML directly or you can save it to your local disk for later viewing.

World 24h 48h 48h animation
Alaska 24h 48h 48h animation
Australia and New Zealand 24h 48h 48h animation
Canada 24h 48h 48h animation
Central America 24h 48h 48h animation
Europe 24h 48h 48h animation
North and Central Africa 24h 48h 48h animation
Russia and Asia 24h 48h 48h animation
South America 24h 48h 48h animation
South Asia 24h 48h 48h animation
South East Asia 24h 48h 48h animation
Southern Africa 24h 48h 48h animation
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h 48h 48h animation

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WMS

The FIRMS WMS (version 1.1.1) offers Open GIS Consortium standard Web Map Service interface, to enable users to access the FIRMS active fire data using a local (desktop) or web GIS client. For more information, please see the WMS README (PDF).

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World 24h 48h
Alaska 24h 48h
Australia and New Zealand 24h 48h
Canada 24h 48h
Central America 24h 48h
Europe 24h 48h
North and Central Africa 24h 48h
Russia and Asia 24h 48h
South America 24h 48h
South Asia 24h 48h
South East Asia 24h 48h
Southern Africa 24h 48h
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h 48h

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TXT

Download text files, in CSV format, of MODIS active fire data for the last 24 and 48 hours, and 7 days.
Access daily text files for the last two months via FTP. To keep file sizes to a minimum, the data are provided by region. For more information, please see the TXT README (PDF).

Register to start downloading data.

World 24h 48h 7d
Alaska 24h 48h 7d
Australia and New Zealand 24h 48h 7d
Canada 24h 48h 7d
Central America 24h 48h 7d
Europe 24h 48h 7d
North and Central Africa 24h 48h 7d
Russia and Asia 24h 48h 7d
South America 24h 48h 7d
South Asia 24h 48h 7d
South East Asia 24h 48h 7d
Southern Africa 24h 48h 7d
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h 48h 7d

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Archive Download Tool

Visit the Archive Download Tool to download older FIRMS fire information.

Global Fire Maps

Interactively browse daily global MODIS Fire locations and monthly burned areas through Web Fire Mapper.

Download global 10-day fire maps generated using the MODIS fire locations to represent the current fire activity around the world.

Download monthly composite animations of MODIS hotspot/fire detections from the Terra and Aqua satellites.

From Terra and Aqua: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

From Terra: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, April 2002-March 2003

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