Tasmanian fire crews are working overnight to control dozens of bushfires, but the immediate threat to some communities has passed.
Changing winds have caused flare ups and forced authorities to declare fire emergencies in all corners of the state and then lift them.
But with around 40 fires burning across the state, authorities have warned the threat is far from over.
The fire at Montumana in the far west is no longer considered an emergency, and seven crews will be working overnight to ensure it does not threaten communities.
The fire has burnt nearly 2,000 hectares and destroyed two shacks near Detention River.
The refuges set up at Wynyard and Stanley have closed and residents are returning to their homes, but there is still a lot of smoke on the roads.
John Holloway from the Fire Service says crews will be working through the night, building containment lines.
"We've just got a report that some bridges in some areas have become a little unstable but we're still investigating that, so it's dangerous for crews to be doing too much work at night," he said.
"Generally they'll be working to ensure that properties of people in these areas are protected from the fires overnight."
The Tasman Peninsula fire that has already destroyed 100 properties in the state's south-east has moved in two directions - to the south towards Eaglehawk Neck and to the east towards Marion Bay.
The strong winds earlier forced police to postpone their operation to move people out of the Tasman Peninsula in car convoys.
A police spokeswoman says most of the 100-car convoy managed to get out before the Arthur Highway was closed again.
People in cars which did not get through are being asked to turn back.
Many residents have been trapped in the area for days after fires cut access on the Arthur Highway.
Kellevie and Bream Creek residents have been told they can return to their homes, but they should remain on alert.
The latest blaze on the edge of the Ben Lomond National Park is at Bull Bottom, just a few kilometres south-west of Mathinna.
Regional Controller Ian Bounds says people may be able to flee to the east if the way is clear.
Otherwise they should stay and defend their homes, or head to a safe place nearby.
A 10,000-hectare fire at Lake Repulse is still uncontrolled, but remained relatively steady throughout Tuesday.
The estimated losses from the state's bushfires now exceeds $42 million.
The State Government will establish a committee to oversee the bushfire recovery phase.
The Interim Bushfire Recovery Committee will include representatives from Government and the police department.
There has been a huge groundswell of community support for people who have lost homes and livelihoods on the Tasman Peninsula.
Trapped residents have been relying on supplies ferried in by volunteer boat owners.
In Dunalley, the pub which escaped the fire has become a refuge for those who are homeless or trapped by road closures.
Publican Bill Kidd says he is in danger of becoming the pub with no beer and hopes to get an order through despite the highway being blocked.
"I don't care whether the police say it's not open, we've got to look after the locals, so we will get the grog down," he said.
The Holmes family shares photos of their ordeal during Friday's bushfire at Dunalley.
Members of the Walker and Holmes families gather on a jetty at the Holmes' property at Dunalley, south east Tasmania, as a bushfire encroached on the waterfront, January 4, 2013. (Audience submitted: Tim Holmes)
Members of the Walker and Holmes families shelter in the water next to a jetty at the Holmes' property at Dunalley, south east Tasmania, as a bushfire tore through the area on January 4, 2013. (Audience submitted: Tim Holmes)
A bushfire encroaches on the waterfront at Dunalley, south east Tasmania, as members of the Walker and Holmes families shelter in the water, January 4, 2013. (Audience submitted: Tim Holmes)
Members of the Walker and Holmes families huddle in the water next to a jetty at the Holmes' property at Dunalley, south east Tasmania, as a bushfire tore through the area on January 4, 2013. (Audience submitted: Tim Holmes)
Residents of Boomer Bay, meanwhile, are continuing their cleanup as thick black smoke from the latest peninsula fire front billows into the air just across the water.
It is the same fire that swept through the small coastal community five days ago, destroying at least 15 properties and large tracts of bushland.
Sculptor Simon Brooks who sells earthenware at Hobart's Salamanca markets is one of those who lost his property.
He says community support has been overwhelming and he will try to start rebuilding his life at this weekend's markets.
Meanwhile police have moved to quash rumours on social networking sites that bodies have been removed from fire-affected areas.
A police spokeswoman says no bodies have been found.
So far more than 550 properties on the Tasman Peninsula but been searched.
Crews from Victoria have arrived to help.
Police are still looking for about 100 people who have not been accounted for and hold concerns for a small number of them.
Lifeline Tasmania is encouraging bushfire victims to call its crisis support phone line if they need support.
CEO Maxine Griffiths says the confidential service is available around the clock and can provide emotional support during difficult times.
Lifeline Tasmania can be reached on 131 114.
Diabetes Tasmania is trying to ensure there is enough medication in stock for bushfire victims who are stranded on the Tasman Peninsula.
The organisation is providing supplies of blood glucose monitors, testing strips and lancets for 500 diabetics in the area.
Spokeswoman Carmen Jenkinson says the medication is vital.
"We're not a pharmacy, so we can't provide medication but we're liaising with pharmacies in the effected areas as well to ensure they have medications in high supply particularly insulin which is a medication that people require to stay alive," she said.
The Pope has offered his support to Tasmanian bushfire victims.
The Catholic Archbishop of Hobart has received a personal message from Pope Benedict.
The Most Reverend Adrian Doyle says the Pope is saddened to hear about the widespread destruction and has commended the firefighters and emergency workers for their efforts.