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PWS - Fires update and impacts

20/02/2019

Background: A number of fires were ignited by dry lightning that crossed the state in late December 2018 and mid-January 2019. The storms of 15 January 2019 resulted in approximately 2,400 lightning strikes and caused over 60 new ignitions.More

PWS Fire Update - Friday 15 February 2019

15/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened today (Friday 15 February).More

PWS Fire Update - Thursday 14 February 2019

14/02/2019

Parks and Wildlife Tasmania (PWS) can advise the following locations, reserves and tracks have been re-opened.More

Walking tracks closed due to bushfire risk

03/01/2019

A total fire ban for Southern and Northern Regional municipalities (with the exception of Flinders) tomorrow, Friday 4 January 2019, has prompted the closure of several popular bushwalking tracks in Tasmania.


The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) has closed specific areas, tracks and roads within a number of parks and reserves affected by the fire weather including Freycinet, Maria Island and Mount Field National Parks amongst others.


A full list of all closures is available on the PWS website www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures and updates will be posted to the facebook page www.facebook.com/tasmaniaparks.



In addition, PWS would like to remind the public that campfire restrictions are currently in place in the north east and along the east coast. These campfire restrictions will extend to all reserves in the State tomorrow.


The PWS takes these actions to protect public safety, reduce the risk of new fires starting as well as managing resources to allow for management of existing fires.


We ask people to follow all directions from PWS staff and signage and consider very carefully any bushwalks that they plan to do on Friday.


For the latest bushfire information, go to the TFS website at www.fire.tas.gov.au