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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Forestry
Newsroom

Photo of News Media at fire sceneWelcome to the online newsroom.  The division recognizes that media coverage is an integral part of keeping the public informed about forestry-related topics.  The following links are intended to provide quick and up-to-date information ranging from current wildland fire activity to the latest news stories and press releases. 

Wildfires, in particular, attract considerable media attention.  All news media must notify agency personnel prior to arriving on a fire site.  The division reserves the right, however, to refuse media on a fire site if conditions are not safe or if personnel and resources are limited. 

For further inquiries, please contact the division at 1-800-866-0555.

 

Basic Facts about Kentucky's Forests - Basic information regarding wildland fire, forest resources and the timber industry. 

Wildland Fire Management and Current Wildfire Activity Report - Basic information regarding the wildland fire management program and updated information regarding current wildland fire activity and county burn bans. 

KDF News Releases - Archived news releases issued by the Division of Forestry.

Media Guide for Wildland Fire - How to get the news story on a fire line.

Public Records Requests - How to obtain and view public records.