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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

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