NO human remains have been discovered from the preliminary screening of 731 properties in fire-effected areas of Tasmania's South East, Tasmania Police said this morning.
Of those searched so far, 126 properties were destroyed or damaged.
Searches have resumed today with the assistance of a contingent of Victoria Police personnel who arrived in the State and were sworn in as special constables this morning.
Acting Commissioner of Police Scott Tilyard said police continue to collate data generated from the ground search teams and transpose it to map format.
``It's important to note that at this stage, police have no official missing persons reports,'' Mr Tilyard said.
``People have, of course, called the National Registration Inquiry System about the whereabouts of people, which police are prioritising according to information
``For example, the NRIS operated by the Red Cross includes information received by people concerned about the welfare of individuals, as well as people registering the fact that they are safe and well.
``We are working with the Red Cross to cross reference the details with information received from numerous sources that individuals are okay.
``It is a complex process, as the sources of information include data from refuge centres, lists from ferries involved in evacuations, and attendance by police at individuals homes to confirm they are safe and well.
``At this point, more than 2200 individuals have been identified as safe and well.
``My advice is there are no reports of missing persons in circumstances that cause us to have grave fears for their safety at this time.
``It's important to realise that its impossible to accurately estimate numbers because the list is continually changing. For example, we will determine people are safe and well, while at the same time, further registrations are coming in. There is a significant number of people known to have left the Tasman Peninsula who have not registered, and we strongly urge them to do so as soon as possible to assist us in consolidating our information.''
Tasmania Police is utilising software developed by Victoria Police after the Victorian bushfires.
Police understand the frustrations of property owners who have been unable to return to their homes and a major priority is planning to expedite their return to residences that are intact. This will be subject to safety clearance by search teams and under certain circumstances. Further detail will be provided when finalised.