Archive Download

Download active fire/hotspot information older than the last 7 days as:

  • shapefiles (.shp),
  • comma-separated text files (.csv) or
  • JSON files (.json)

Download yearly summary by country [.csv]

Near Real-Time (NRT) data are replaced with standard science quality data as they become available (usually with a 2-3 month lag).
For information on the difference between NRT and standard data see our FAQs.

Once the request has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your data.

LANDSAT 30m: Temporal Coverage: 20 June 2022 - present

MODIS Collection 6.1: Temporal Coverage: 11 November 2000 - present

VIIRS S-NPP 375m: Temporal Coverage: 20 January 2012 - present

VIIRS NOAA-20 375m: Temporal Coverage: 1 January 2020 - present

VIIRS NOAA-21 375m: Temporal Coverage: 17 January 2024 - present

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For MODIS Burned Area:

Information & user guide

The MODIS burned area product is available for download in either HDF, GeoTIFF, or Shapefile format from the University of Maryland s server.

Login credentials can be found in the User Guide on page 17.

For downloading the product files, you can use your current web browser such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, or the command-line ftp and lftp utilities. For those desiring more flexibility, we recommend using special FTP software when downloading large amounts of data. You can use freely available software such as FileZillaClient3 or SmartFTP4 , both of which allow you to schedule the download to start at a later time.