There is a bushfire that started at Gell River, Southwest. Fire crews are continuing to extinguish hot spots

There is no immediate threat.

People in Maydena, Tyenna, Mount Field and National Park can keep up to date on current fire activity at the TFS website at

Community Information:

Firefighters will continue to extinguish numerous active fire edges using vehicle based teams, walk-in teams, and remote area teams inserted by helicopters.

Firefighters will continue to protect natural values and assets.

There are still a number of closed roads and the public must obey road closure signs. These roads remain a significant risk due to fallen trees, or trees that could fall without notice.

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

For information on current track and visitor facility closures in parks and reserves, please visit the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service website > Track/Reserve Closures & Visitor Advice.

Any member of the public requiring assistance with injured wildlife should contact DPIPWE on 6165 4305 for advice or visit

Type: vegetation fire
Last Updated: 2019-03-22
First Reported: 2018-12-28
Location: Gell River, Southwest
Status: Under Control
Agency: Parks & Wildlife Service
Size: 35036 hectares