Fire Maps Track Fires Fire History Data Report Tools Help 15/07/2024: Anomalous hotspots issue

15/07/2024: Anomalous hotspots issue

The Suomi NPP (SNPP) satellite which provides some of the hotspots in the early afternoon,has developed a fault with its GPS system resulting in inaccurate hotspot locations. These hotspots have been removed from the NAFI display until the issue is resolved.
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  • Regular hotspot locations on any map may only be accurate to within 1.5 km
  • 10-minute hotspot locations on any map may only be accurate to within 2 km
  • The hotspot symbol on the maps does not indicate the size of the fire
  • Some fires may be small, brief, or obscured by smoke or cloud and go undetected
  • Satellites detect other heat sources such as smokestacks