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FIRMS MODIS Fire Archive Download (Collection 5 only)

Please note that older data for the current Collection 6 MODIS active fire product is not yet available. The full archive is still being reprocessed. When the entire archive is reprocessed (late Spring 2016) Collection 6 will replace the Collection 5 data in the download tool. It is strongly recommended that users do not use a mixture of Collection 5 and 6 for analysis.

Collection 5 MODIS fire /hotspot information older than the last 7 days can be downloaded here. The FIRMS Archive Download tool provides Collection 5 NRT data and, as it becomes available, it is replaced with data extracted from the standard MCD14ML fire product produced at the MODIS Fire Science Computing Facility (SCF).

Request MODIS fire/hotspot archive observations as shapefiles (.shp) or comma-separated text files (.csv) for your area-of-interest. Once the request has been processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download your data. (Just looking for data for past 24/48 hours or 7 days, you can download the latest data from Active Fires)

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About FIRMS MODIS Fire Archive Download

The FIRMS MODIS Archive Download tool provides Collection 5 (not the most up to date Collection 6) Near Real-Time data and, as it becomes available, it is replaced with data extracted from the standard MCD14ML fire product produced at the MODIS Fire Science Computing Facility (SCF). When your data request is ready, MODIS NRT data and the standard MCD14ML will be split in to two files to ensure users clearly distinguish between the 2 data sources. For more information visit FAQ "What is the difference between NRT MODIS fire data sourced from LANCE FIRMS and the standard (MCD14ML) data from University of Maryland?"

Please note: The MODIS data is available from from November 2000 (for Terra) and from July 2002 (for Aqua) to the present.

All files produced include the geographic coordinates of pixels flagged as containing one or more fires, the time and date of data satellite acquisition, fire radiative power, confidence, along with other attributes. See the "Attribute fields for near real-time MODIS fire data distributed by FIRMS".