UPDATE: POLICE say the bushfires in southern Tasmanian may have claimed a number of lives.
There are no confirmed deaths but acting Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard says a number of people are missing as rescue crews begin their clean up mission.
More than 1000 people have been evacuated from the Tasman peninsula to Hobart by boat, with the final ferry load of 180 people departing Nubeena for the capital early on Sunday morning.
Hundreds more have sought refuge with relatives and in evacuation centres across the region, including at the Port Arthur historic site.
The threat posed to communities by the Forcett bushfire was downgraded to watch and act, but the blaze continues to burn out of control, and has already done massive damage.
The town of Dunalley was the worst hit, with around 65 homes and the town's school destroyed, while dozens more buildings were razed at Connellys Marsh, Eaglehawk Neck, Murdunna, Copping and Primrose Sands.
Most of the Tasman Peninsula remains without power after fires knocked out key infrastructure on Friday.
Police say they're working to bring generators, food and supplies into affected areas.
Elsewhere, a watch and act warning remains in place for a fire at Lake Repulse.
The east coast town of Bicheno remained on alert, with a nearby bushfire still burning out of control.
The town's major access route, Coles Bay Road was reopened this morning, but motorists are urged to drive with caution in the area.