MODIS Collection 5 Active Fire Data

NOTE: MODIS Collection 5 Active Fire Data was discontinued at the end of 2016. It is recommended that users switch to MODIS Collection 6 Data. Download Collection 6 data.

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Collection 6 represents the best available algorithms and should be used in preference to Collection 5. Get Collection 6 data. Find out what's new in Collection 6?

If you still want to download Collection 5 MODIS active fire data (MCD14DL) you will find all the links here.

Shapefiles

Shapefiles

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.

Download regions

MODIS Collection 5
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

KML

KML

Download Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files of MODIS active fire data for the last 24 hours and 48 hours. For more information, please see the KML README (PDF).

MODIS Collection 5
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

TXT

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.

MODIS Collection 5
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

Archive Download Tool

Archive Download Tool

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.

Web Services

Web Services

FIRMS fire-based maps (images) are offered through the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Map Service (WMS) and WMS with time support (WMS-T). These services enable users to access the FIRMS active fire data using a local (desktop) or web GIS client. For more information regarding the OGC WMS standards, read http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/.

FIRMS supports WMS in two projections: Lat-long projection (EPSG:4326) and Web Mercator projection (EPSG:3857 or 900913)

WMS

WMS-T

The FIRMS WMS (version 1.1.1) offers OGC standard WMS 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) and FIRMS Web Services.

etCapabilities

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

Global Fire Maps

Global Fire Maps

Screenshot of Web Fire Mapper

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

Screenshot of Worldview

View MODIS and VIIRS active fire hotspots will interactively browsing global, full-resolution imagery in Worldview.

Global 10 day Fire Map

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

Last Updated: Jul 6, 2017 at 3:58 PM EDT