You can use this tool to compare MODIS hotspots over the years or with the long-term averages (2001 - 2020). Data is updated every 12 hours.
MODIS hotspots are active fire detections and thermal anomalies, such as volcanoes, and gas flares. Fires can be set naturally, such as by lightning, or by humans, whether intentionally or accidentally.
Smooth out function calculates the 10-day moving average.