Bushfires blaze across Tasmania

Bushfires throw travel plans into chaos across Tasmania

TOURISTS to Tasmania are being warned their travel plans could be forced to change due to fires burning across the state.

The Tourism Council of Tasmania on Wednesday urged visitors who need to change their plans because of the fires to contact a visitor information centre.

"If the decision is made to close further National Parks, Tracks and Camp Grounds, there will obviously be a lot of campers and walkers who will need alternative accommodation arrangements," Tourism Council chief executive Luke Martin said.

"Operators have advised TICT what accommodation they have available and where. We will start distributing this information to all visitor information centres and parks visitor centres across the state this morning, and continue to keep it updated over the next few days, to assist any affected visitors seeking alternative accommodation."

People should also keep track of the situation on the TasAlerts, Tas Fire Service and Parks websites.

Emergency warnings have been issued for six areas in central Tasmania, with lives and properties at risk, as weather conditions continue to worsen.

The Tasmania Fire Service early on Wednesday morning warned residents of Miena, Barren Tier, Tods Corner, Penstock Lagoon, Liawenee and Shannon they may be in danger and need to take action immediately.

A property has already been lost near Miena, the TFS confirmed on Tuesday night.

Almost 50 fires are burning across the state and though conditions had eased, more winds and high temperatures were expected by the end of the week.


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