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Partial fire ban on WGFC lands in Platte County

June 21, 2022
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Laramie -

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is implementing a partial fire ban on Game and Fish Commission-owned and managed lands within Platte County. The fire ban is in conjunction with the fire ban issued by Platte County and is effective immediately.

Under a partial ban:

-Ground fires that cannot be immediately extinguished (wood, charcoal etc.) are currently prohibited. Propane fire rings that can be immediately turned off are allowed.

-Attended charcoal and propane fires within an enclosed grill are permitted.

- Tiki torches are prohibited.

Welding, using a cutting torch, and smoking must be done in a cleared area of at least 10 feet in radius. Internal or external combustion engines, including ATVs and motorcycles, shall have approved spark arrestors. Fireworks are prohibited on all Wyoming Game and Fish Commission-owned and managed lands at all times.

The affected areas include Cottonwood Draw Wildlife Habitat Management Area and the following Public Access Areas: Wheatland Reservoir #1/ Rock Lake, Grayrocks Reservoir, North Platte River – Glendo, North Platte River – Wendover, and North Platte River – Guernsey. 
For more information contact the Laramie Region Game and Fish Office at (307) 745-4046.

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