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Parks and Wildlife Senior Ranger Mark Pharaoh said today that the theft of wood heaters from the popular "Government Huts" at Mt Field National Park over the weekend has forced their closure.

"We have three huts in the park that provide a rustic low cost accommodation service to the public in a unique alpine setting." he said.

"The huts are very popular and have been particularly busy this year with weekends booked solid until September. A last minute cancellation on Friday night meant that all the huts were empty which provided a rare opportunity for thieves to remove the heaters from both the accommodation huts and the day shelter."

The thieves were evidently well prepared as grinders and a power source were used to gain access to, and remove the heaters which were bolted and welded in place.

"In addition the huts were damaged by the forced entry, and fire extinguishers were set off leaving the huts in a disgraceful and uninhabitable state."

"The immediate effect of the break-in is that the huts have to be closed until further notice. The fact that we offer these huts primarily as a service to the public and generate little income from them will make replacement and repair difficult," he said.

The Tasmania Police have been notified and are investigating the matter.