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USFS Fire Detection Maps

Associated Agencies

United States Forest Service (USFS)

The Active Fire Mapping Program is an operational, satellite-based fire detection and monitoring program managed by the USDA Forest Service Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Active Fire Mapping program provides near real-time detection and characterization of wildland fire conditions in a geospatial context for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. Detectable fire activity across all administrative ownerships in the United States and Canada are mapped and characterized by the program.

How to

How to use this site:

  • Use the map to select a region of interest on the index map below to view maps of fire activity detected by the specified satellite sensor
  • Region information will display current fire detection results
    • current maps are available in images and pdf files (located on the right)
    • archived maps may be viewed selecting “Map Archive” below “Archived Map” 

Access

USFS Fire Detection Maps: view current or past fire detection maps

Representative Image
Map of Western U.S. showing MODIS active fire detections