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Small wildfire at Curt Gowdy State Park Sunday

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2013
Contact: Dennis Cease, 307-214-9818

An illegal campfire ignited a small wildfire in the southern part of Curt Gowdy State Park yesterday resulting in the burning of less than an acre of grass and small trees.

The fire, discovered at approximately 2:40 p.m. in a remote area of the park near Crow Creek, was fully extinguished by 8 p.m.

State Park officials have some suspect information and an investigation into the fire is continuing, according to Ranger Dennis Cease.

Fire units from Laramie County and F.E. Warren were involved in the extinguishing of the fire, along with State Park and Game and Fish personnel.

Visitors to all state parks are reminded that campfires are allowed only in established fire rings. Also, visitors are asked to be extra careful when using a campfire.

There are no fire bans in any Wyoming State Park or Historic Sites at this time.