The fire has burnt out approximately 75 hectares of public land adjacent to Narawntapu National Park near Badger Head. Parks and Wildlife Service and Tasmanian Fire Service crews are currently working to bring the fire under control with the aid of 2 water bombing helicopters and tow dozers. There is currently no direct threat to properties in the area. There is still active fire with containment lines so smoke will be visible for several days and despite some rain today there is potential for this fire to move outside of containment lines with strong winds forecast throughout this afternoon. Fire crews are still working onsite blacking out and mopping up. Residents should remain vigilant and look for up to date information on the TFS webiste.
Walking tracks within the national park, badger head coast trail and point vision walking track are now open.
If there is any fire activity causing you concern please report it to the TFS by calling triple zero (000).
People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan for avoiding smoke from the burn. Advice is available from the Department of Health and Human Services website www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/alerts/air/precautions or www.asthmatas.org.au
For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts/