Active Fire Data

Download Near real-time MODIS (C6) and VIIRS (375 m) active fire data using the tables below.

For data older than seven days, use the Archive Download

Details about regional coordinates.

Shapefiles

Active fire detection GIS data

Download active fire detection data in Esri shapefile format. The shapefiles consist of centroids of MODIS and VIIRS pixels identified as active fire detections and all fire detection attributes.

MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
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
Google Earth KML

Active fire detection centroid KMLs/KMZs

Download MODIS and VIIRS active fire detection data in KML/KMZ format. The KMLs/KMZs consist of the centroids of pixels identified as an active fire detection, displayed as fire icon, and access to essential fire detection attributes.

Fire point MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
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)
LEGEND
  • Fire detection location

Active fire detection footprint and centroid KMLs/KMZs

Download MODIS and VIIRS active fire detection data in KML/KMZ format. The KMLs/KMZs depict active fire detections as the estimated area outline and centroid points for each pixel identified, symbolized based on time since detection, and access to essential fire detection attributes.

Updated once every 10 minutes.

Fire point and footprint MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
Canada 24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days  
Alaska 24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days  
USA (Conterminous) and Hawaii 24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days   24h   48h   72h   7days  
LEGEND
0 to < 6 hours
6 to < 12 hours
12 to < 24 hours
24+ hours

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Text Files (CSV)

Active fire detection centroid text files

Register to download daily MODIS and VIIRS active fire detection data in CSV format. Data for the past two months are accessible.

MODIS 1km VIIRS 375m / S-NPP VIIRS 375m / NOAA-20
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

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