Media access to wildfires, disasters varies widely by state

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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, a photographer takes pictures of a wildfire burning near a residential area in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Photographers have captured searing, intimate images of active and dangerous wildfires burning California, due in large part to a state law that guarantees press virtually unfettered access to disaster sites. Thats not the case everywhere as rules about media access vary by state, and even by government agency. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)