Park campfire bans kick in after dry spell
CAMPFIRES, pot fires and other solid fuel stoves will not be allowed in several of the state’s national parks and reserves from Wednesday.
Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service state fire manager Paul Black said the restrictions would apply to reserves on the North coast from Port Sorell to Mt William, on the East Coast from Mt William to Orford, and on Maria, King and Flinders islands.
Mr Black said the restrictions would help reduce the risk of bushfires after an extremely dry period in the east- ern coastal strip and below average rainfall in the North.
“In the current dry conditions, campfires can easily escape, spread rapidly, are difficult to control and threaten people in campgrounds and nearby communities,” he said.
“Restrictions have also been imposed on the use of pot fires as sparks, embers and disposal of ash from pot fires can also provide an ignition source.”
Gas stoves and gas barbecues will be permitted.
Visit https://www.parks.tas. gov.au/index.aspx?base=49824 for more information.