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National parks and walking tracks re-opened


All national parks and walking tracks that were closed yesterday (Thursday) because of very high fire danger have now re-opened.

Parks and Wildlife Service Fire Operations manager Adrian Pyrke said the extreme fire weather had passed and there was no reason to keep the closures in place.

"Yesterday's extreme weather did mean some of the walking tracks in Douglas-Apsley, Maria Island and Freycinet national parks had to be closed," Dr Pyrke said.

"A fire was threatening the northern end of Mt Field National Park resulting in the closure of the areas around Lake Dobson.

"Fortunately the weather has now eased and the fire to the north of Mt Field National Park no longer poses a risk."
While the forecast for the long weekend is for mild conditions, visitors should be aware that closures can occur at short notice if weather conditions change.

For the most current information visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website at www.parks.tas.gov.au.