Extreme fire danger in southeast Wyoming has prompted the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to ban open fires within Goshen and Platte counties.

Affected lands include Table Mountain, Springer, Rawhide and Cottonwood Wildlife Habitat Management Areas and all public access areas within Platte and Goshen counties.

Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire charcoal grill, coal or wood burning stove as well as smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or designated area, are prohibited during the fire ban.

Sportsmen should also note a county-wide fire ban is in effect in both Goshen and Platte counties until further notice.