Firespot shows you the latest satellite-detected fires around the world, and can notify you of new fires in your vicinity. Configure your alerts, and your device will show a notification when there are fires in your area.

Satellite fire detection is a cutting-edge technology which can serve as an early warning system for new wildfires, especially ones that start in remote areas where human detection may be delayed. Quickly visualize the extent and severity of existing fires, and see new ones as they're detected.

Firespot receives data from a set of satellites in orbit around Earth. These satellites scan the planet surface, recording radiation data across different bands and processing that data to determine likely fires. Current fire data is provided by the European Space Agency's Sentinel-3 satellite constellation.

Firespot is not meant as a replacement for local evacuation alerts and information.

What’s New

Version 1.0.3

Improved automatic reloading of latest fire data

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
104 Ratings

104 Ratings

SF Bay Area resident ,

Helps my nerves

Gives real insight in real time, into a situation where extra time can make all the difference. Thank you for giving us the insight I felt lost without! I’m sleeping better now that I can easily check the locations of fires in my area.

Developer Response ,

Thank you- glad to hear it. This is a stressful time of year here in the Bay Area, especially in 2020! Extra thanks to NASA and the ESA for putting those fire detection satellites in orbit.

oskenshehesheus in ve ,

Fire ap

It does not load or show fires quickly and accurately

Active mother ,

It has a huge problem in the settings

Cannot set my email, or the physical area of my alert notification. Yes, I have location services turned on in settings on my phone. It says there is a fire at my house.

Developer Response ,

I wonder if there's some confusion about the circles shown on the settings screen. You change the area of alert notification just by tapping on that screen. The yellow circle is for non-urgent alerts, the red inner circle is for urgent alerts. If it's showing a fire at your house, I wonder if you might be mistaking the red inner circle (notification area) for a detected fire. Fires themselves are only shown on the top-level map screen, not in the settings area.

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Requires iOS 13.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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