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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

PWS Fire Update - Sunday 10 February 2019

10/02/2019

As a result of the emergency service suppression efforts and calmer weather conditions over recent days, PWS can advise the following changes to track openings and closures.


The following locations are now open:


PWS tracks in the Zeehan, Rosebery and Heemskirk Area – Lake Sandra, Mount Dundas, Lake Spicer (4WD Track), Lake Tyndall and Mount Tyndall Track, Lake Johnston (including access road), Mt Zeehan, Lake Cumberland, Mt Murchison, and Climies 4WD Track (Trial Harbour-Granville Harbour).


The following locations will be open on Tuesday 12 February:


Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park – Pine Valley–Labyrinth, Lake Petrach, Cuvier Valley, Mt Olympus, and Gould Plateau.


Note – refer to the list of standing closures for reserves, tracks, roads, areas and campgrounds at www.parks.tas.gov.au/closures 


While the change in weather conditions has eased the fire threat, we ask visitors to remain vigilant. Visitors are not to enter fire affected areas until they are deemed safe. Please respect signage and instructions from PWS staff.   


When setting on bushwalks always use the Walker Registration Logbooks provided and remember to sign out at the end of your walk.


Campfire restrictions are in place across all national parks, reserves and Crown Land state-wide until further notice. This includes all campfires, fire pots and other enclosed devices that burn wood, charcoal or solid fuel.


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, listen to ABC local radio, and monitor the following websites: