- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has banned open fires on the land it administers within the Laramie region in the southeast part of the state because of dry conditions

Region Habitat and Access Supervisor Jerry Cowles noted the potential for human-caused fires is very high.

The Laramie region includes Red Rim Daley and Grizzly, Pennock, Wick, Cottonwood, Jelm, Thorne/Williams, Forbes, Table Mountain, Springer, Rawhide, and Laramie Peak wildlife habitat management areas. The ban also includes all public access areas within the Laramie region.

The fire ban prohibits campfires as well as charcoal grills and coal or wood burning stoves.

In addition, there are restrictions on smoking.

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