FIRMS: Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS)

Version 6

The Earth Engine version of the Fire Information for Resource Management
System (FIRMS) dataset contains the LANCE fire detection product in
rasterized form. The near real-time (NRT) active fire locations are
processed by LANCE using the standard MODIS MOD14/MYD14 Fire and Thermal
Anomalies product. Each active fire location represents the centroid of a
1km pixel that is flagged by the algorithm as containing one or more fires
within the pixel. The data are rasterized as follows: for each FIRMS active
fire point, a 1km bouding box (BB) is defined; pixels in the MODIS
sinusoidal projection that intersect the FIRMS BB are identified; if
multiple FIRMS BBs intersect the same pixel, the one with higher confidence
is retained; in case of a tie, the brighter one is retained.

Additional information can be found here.

NameDescriptionGee Unit
T21The brightness temperature of a fire pixel using MODIS channels 21/22.K
confidenceA detection confidence intended to help users gauge the quality of individual active fire pixels. The confidence estimate ranges between 0% and 100% for all fire pixels within the fire mask. The confidence field should be used with caution; it is likely that it will vary in meaning in different parts of the world.%
line_numberLine number in the FIRMS CSV file that the pixel came from.


NASA / LANCE / EOSDIS (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords eosdis, fire, firms, geophysical, hotspot, lance, modis, nasa, thermal
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 10/31/2000, 4:00:00 PM - now
Citation MODIS Collection 6 NRT Hotspot / Active Fire Detections MCD14DL. Available on-line []( DOI: [10.5067/FIRMS/MODIS/MCD14DL.NRT.006](
Type image_collection
GSD metersm
Cadence day