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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

Hastings Caves and several walking tracks closed - Sun 27 Jan 2019, 7pm

27/01/2019

For public safety PWS advise the following sites have now been closed until further notice due to the threat of fire:



  • Hastings Caves and Thermal Pools

  • Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve
    - Echo Sugarloaf Track

  • Snug Tiers Nature Recreation Area
    - Snug Falls Track
    - Pelverata Falls Track


Staff will assess the situation tomorrow (Monday 28 January) and a decision will be made about access to the sites in due course.


For a complete list of park, track and area closures please visit www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures


Fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast so it’s important for everyone to stay informed in case conditions change.


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