Raising hopes .... helicopters waterbomb a brushfire at Berry St, Lithgow. Photo: Mick Tsikas
MORE than 300 people are homeless as a result of the Tasmanian bushfires, according to the state government.
Emergency accommodation for these people who had either lost their homes or been displaced by the fires was being given by other households, organisations or businesses, the state Minister for Human Services, Cassy O'Connor, said.
She described the aid given as ''truly inspiring''.
The fire that took most homes, east of Hobart around Dunalley, continued burning on Wednesday but became less dangerous in cooler conditions.
Hopes were rising that despite devastating property losses, Tasmania's bushfires would prove to be fatality-free. Police acting commissioner Scott Tilyard said police had not received any official missing persons reports.