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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

Additional track/park closure update Tuesday 29 January - 6:30pm

29/01/2019

Access to some national parks and reserve areas is being managed for public safety by PWS due to the current fire situation. 


Walls of Jerusalem National Park 


Due to the current fire situation and worsening conditions forecast for later in the week, walkers are asked to suspend trips to the Walls of Jerusalem National Park from tomorrow (Wednesday 30 January) until further notice.


Please make alternative plans. Walkers currently on the Walls of Jerusalem track are safe and do not need to evacuate. These measures are to reduce the number of walkers on the track should conditions worsen on Thursday and Friday and into the weekend.


Southwest National Park


Nevada Peak Track  


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With the large amount of fires burning and the potential for spotting and new starts due to the weather forecast, PWS are asking people NOT to venture into remote areas.  


As fires under hot, dry and windy conditions can travel very fast, it’s important for visitors to stay informed in case conditions change. 


 What to do


 · stay informed in case conditions change;


 · check in at visitor centres for the latest information,


 · heed advice at track heads,


 · follow directions of PWS staff at national parks and reserves; and


 · monitor the following websites www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 


 www.fire.tas.gov.au 


 www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/ 


 www.alert.tas.gov.au 


 · listen to ABC local radio