Fire Premium Data Layer: Active Fires and Fosberg Fire Index Team Team
  • Updated’s platform provides comprehensive tools for monitoring fire-related activities through two main features: the Fire Index and the Active Fires Layer. These tools are crucial for disaster response, environmental monitoring, and safety planning.

Active Fires Layer

This layer provides real-time locations of fires and potential hotspots, helping users to identify and respond to fire outbreaks promptly.

On the platform’s map view, the active fires layer visually represents ongoing fires with flame icons. These icons are categorized by their certainty:

  • Observed: Confirmed active fires.
  • Likely: Geo-located points where there is potential fire activity based on satellite analysis but not confirmed as active fires.

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Fire Index

Fosberg Fire Weather Index (FWI): This index quantifies the potential intensity of fire behavior based on current and forecasted weather conditions. It ranges from 0 to 100, indicating increasing fire behavior severity.


  • Realtime Global: Updated hourly.
  • Forecast US: Hourly updates with up to 17 forecast hours.
  • Forecast Global: Updated every 6 hours.

Accessing Fire Index on the Platform

  • Navigate to the "Trends" sub-tab on the platform.
  • Click on the "Fire Index" toggle to visualize the fire layer (yellow) on the map:

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API Access for Developers

Developers can integrate both the Fire Index and the Active Fires data into their applications using’s API. This allows for the automation of alerts and integration of fire data into safety protocols. For comprehensive usage guidelines, please refer to our API documentation

*Please note that the enhanced capabilities of the Fire Data Layer are available through’s premium services. For more detailed access and to leverage these advanced features, please contact your account team or our sales team at

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