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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 - Monday 11 February 2019

11/02/2019

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.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