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Bushfire at Bonnet Bay, Lake Pedder

A BUSHFIRE is burning at Bonnet Bay on the shores of Lake Pedder in the South-West National Park. TasAlert advises that the fire started on January 6 as a result of lightning strikes.

Parks and Wildlife Service crews are currently on-site, working to contain and bring the fire under control. Water bombing aircrafts are being used to assist with firefighting operations and an incident management team has been established at Strathgordon.

The location of the bushfire at Bonnet Bay, Lake Pedder. Image: TasAlert

The fire is at the “Advice – monitor conditions” warning level. The Sentinels Walking Track is currently closed, and to allow waterbombing aircraft to refill with water from Lake Pedder the boat ramp at Strathgordon village has also been closed. There is no immediate threat to the village.

Members of the public are asked not to enter the area affected by the fire while the firefighting operations are being undertaken.

For the latest information check with www.parks.tas.gov.au/alerts and www.TasALERT.com.au

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