Active Fire Data

Download active fire products from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) for the last 24, 48 hours and 7 days in shapefile, KML or text file formats.
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* Please note on the Archive Download, the NRT data is replaced with data extracted from the standard MODIS and VIIRS active fire products as it becomes available (usually after 2-3 months). Users intending to perform scientific analysis are advised to download the standard (science quality) data.

  • MODIS C6.1 is available from November 2000 (for Terra) and from July 2002 (for Aqua) to the present.
  • VIIRS 375 m (S-NPP) data are currently available from 20 January 2012 to the present.
  • VIIRS 375 m (NOAA-20) data are currently available from 01 January 2020 to the present.

For more information about FIRMS and the active fire products.


Details about regional coordinates.

Shapefiles
Google Earth KML
Text Files (CSV)
MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
World 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Canada 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Alaska 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Central America 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South America 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Europe 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
North and Central Africa 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Southern Africa 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Russia and Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South East Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Australia and New Zealand 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d

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Animated files are marked as (anim).

MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
World 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Canada 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Alaska 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Central America 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
South America 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Europe 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
North and Central Africa 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Southern Africa 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Russia and Asia 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
South Asia 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
South East Asia 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)
Australia and New Zealand 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim) 24h   48h   48h (anim)

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To keep file sizes to a minimum, the data are provided by region.

MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
World 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Canada 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Alaska 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Central America 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South America 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Europe 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
North and Central Africa 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Southern Africa 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Russia and Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
South East Asia 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d
Australia and New Zealand 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d 24h   48h   7d

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