THE fire that destroyed more than 200 properties and left dozens homeless on the Tasman Peninsula is close to being controlled.
Tasmania Fire Service senior station officer Phil Douglass said the 24,060-hectare Forcett fire was almost fully contained and firefighter efforts had turned to extinguishing or ``blacking out'' the burnt areas.
However, Mr Douglass warned residents who had returned to their homes in fire-ravaged areas that they were not out of the danger zone yet.
``This all started from a fire that had previously burnt and was deemed to be out for more than a week,'' he said.
``So while it may look benign and all under control, if we get the right conditions over the next week or so and something is not fully out, it has the potential for it to start again.''
All properties in south-east Tasmania now have power after the electricity network was restored two days ahead of schedule.
Aurora Energy chief executive Peter Davis said 250 employees and contractors had restored 618 power poles, 100 kilometres of power lines and 80 transformers in the biggest mobilisation of resources in response to an electricity emergency in Tasmania's history.
Tourism on the Tasman Peninsula is also starting up again, with the Fortescue Bay Road camp ground to be open from 10am tomorrow.
An Australia Day relief concert for bushfire victims will be held at the Dunalley Hotel from 11am.