Media Guide to Forest Fires

This guide has been designed to assist the media with forest fire re-related definitions, statistics, and guidelines. It is a quick reference guide and is not intended to be all inclusive. Please forward suggestions or comments regarding this reference tool to

On-site Safety Guidelines — Wildfires, like structure fires, are emergency situations. Please respect all these measures, for your safety and the safety of our fire crews. Fire sites should only be attended by trained, authorized personnel. Media are asked to stay clear of the staff and equipment on a forest fire scene. In some situations the air space near a forest fire will be closed to all air traffic except that being used by emergency staff.

Porters Lake Fire