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Rain eases fire threat but tracks, campground remain closed


Overnight rain and the prospect of significant falls next week have eased the fire threat in the Southwest National Park but walking tracks and the Huon campground near Scotts Peak Dam remain closed.

The Parks and Wildlife Service will continue to monitor three fires in the park at Reynolds Creek (west of Lake Pedder), Cracroft River (southeast of Lake Pedder) and Terminal Peak (adjacent to Lake Pedder).

Fire behaviour is described as "quiet" but the fires are not contained and are burning underground in peat.

Tracks closed in the Southwest include all the walking tracks in the vicinity of the Eastern and Western Arthur ranges, Mount Sprent, the Wilmot and Frankland Ranges, Huon River Track, Farmhouse Creek and the Old Port Davey Track.

The Teds Beach Campground at the northern end of Lake Pedder remains open as an alternative for campers.

The situation will be reviewed next week.

For further information on alternative bushwalking and camping experiences contact any of the following Parks and Wildlife Service offices: Derwent Park 6233 6560, Huonville 6264 8460 or Mt Field 6288 1149 or visit the Parks and Wildlife Service website: www.parks.tas.gov.au

Rain eases fire threat but tracks, campground remain closed

Southwest fires

Rain eases fire threat but tracks, campground remain closed