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AFAC Independent Operational Review of the 2018-19 bushfires


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Walkers resume Trek at Cradle Mountain


Walkers have been allowed along the Overland Track from midday today following overnight rain, which has eased but not removed the threat of a bushfire burning at Fury Gorge, west of Cradle Mountain.

Parks and Wildlife Service incident controller at Cradle Mountain, Alex Simpson said today the rain has given fire fighters tackling the bushfire covering about 85 hectares, a temporary reprieve.

However, Mr Simpson said the fire, which started as a result of lightning earlier this week, is not contained and when conditions change, there may be further closures.

"The safety of the walkers in the park is paramount but we have assessed the risk, using established risk management methodology, and made the decision to reopen the Overland Track and the other tracks closed yesterday," he said.

Approximately 40 walkers are waiting to leave for the five-night, six-day 65 kilometre walk through Tasmania's World Heritage Area today.

Popular day walks near Cradle Mountain, including the Dove Lake Circuit, Enchanted Walk and Pencil Pine Falls Walk are still open.

Further information on walking track closures can be obtained by visiting the Parks and Wildlife website at www.parks.tas.gov.au or calling (03) 6492 1133.

Updates on the fire can be obtained by visiting the Tasmania Fire Service website at www.fire.tas.gov.au .