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PWS Public Safety Update

18/01/2019

As assessment of the fire situation continues, access to some parks and reserve areas are being managed for public safety.More

PWS Update - Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

18/01/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is responding to a fire west of the Labyrinth in the Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park that was identified late this afternoon.More

PWS Public Safety Alert

16/01/2019

There has been considerable thunderstorm activity across the state overnight. Some fires have started in remote areas and the situation is being assessed as a matter of urgency.More

Campfire restrictions declared in national parks and reserves

Restrictions on campfires, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will be in place from Wednesday 14 November until further notice at identified Parks and Wildlife Service campgrounds around the State to help reduce the risk of bushfires.

Tasmania is experiencing an extremely dry and warm period along the eastern coastal strip of the State, with below average rainfall for the Bass Strait Islands and north coast and little relief expected in the short-term.

In the current dry conditions, campfires can easily escape, spread rapidly, are difficult to control and threaten people in campgrounds and nearby communities.

The seasonal campfire restrictions apply to reserves on King and Flinders Islands, from Port Sorell to Mt William on the north coast, and Mt William to Orford, including Maria Island, on the east coast. The below map highlights the affected areas.

Restrictions have also been imposed on the use of pot fires as sparks, embers and disposal of ash from pot fires can also provide an ignition source. Gas stoves and gas barbecues will be permitted.