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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

Latest track and reserve openings and closures update

31/01/2019

Latest track and reserve openings and closures update


Thursday 31 January 2019 – 5pm


 


Access to some national parks and reserve areas is being managed for public safety by PWS due to the current fire situation.


 


The following tracks are now re-opened:


 


Tasman National Park


Cashs Lookout Track 


Waterfall Bluff Track 


Clemes Peak Track 


Tasman Arch to Waterfall Bay Track 


Waterfall Bay to Fortescue Bay Track 


Tatnells Hill from Balts Road Track 


Tatnells Hill side track 


Lichen Hill Track 


Arthurs Peak hang-gliding launch access


 


Planned re-opening:


 


Maria Island National Park 


Mt Maria track and Frenchs Farm Inland route will re-open tomorrow, Friday 1 February 2019 


 


Mt Field National Park remains closed today Thursday 31 January 2019 and will also be closed tomorrow Friday 1 February 2019 


PWS will re-evaluate the situation in the afternoon tomorrow and will advise in due course. 


 


Junee Cave State Reserve and Marriott Falls State Reserve are also closed until further notice.


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With the large number 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. 


 


PWS would like to remind everyone that campfire restrictions are still in place across all national parks, reserves and Crown Land state-wide until further notice.


These restrictions are in place due to elevated soil dryness and the risk of new fire starts, at a time when there is significant number of fires already burning.


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