Pearce Basin, Southwest

The fire started on 22 December in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) and has burnt predominately in a south easterly direction.

The fire has burnt through two main areas, one to the north of Twelvetrees Range and the other to the south, in the Junction Range.

The fire is currently being controlled and will be patrolled at regular intervals. There may be fire activity within the burnt area for some time as well as an increase in smoke depending on wind conditions.

If there is any fire activity causing you concern please report it to the TFS by calling triple zero (000)

Community Information:

For information on current road closures, please visit the Tasmania Police website:

People with medical conditions are advised to have a personal plan to manage the risks of smoky days.

For advice is available from the Department of Health or Asthma Australia

Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 28-Jan-2020 05:07 PM
First Reported: 22-Dec-2019 09:21 AM
Location: Pearce Basin, Southwest
Status: Patrol
Agency: Parks and Wildlife Service
Size: 2728 hectares