IF YOU notice a smoky start to the morning again today, don't be alarmed.
Tasmania Fire Service district officer Ian Bounds said smoke from the Victorian and New South Wales bushfires had made its way over Bass Strait, driven by a low-pressure system.
Tasmania's bushfires have remained relatively smoke-free and firefighters are just waiting for a few days of rain to fully extinguish them.
Until then, major fires at Forcett on the Tasman Peninsula, Lake Repulse, the North-East and the East Coast will be regularly patrolled to make sure they don't flare up again.
Fire service public information officer Shannon Fox said scant millimetres of rain on the Tasman Peninsula this week had not eased firefighters' concerns.
``We will be keeping an eye on it until there is significant rainfall in the area,'' Ms Fox said.
Firefighters have also begun to control the 50,000-hectare blaze at Giblin River in the South-West, aided by a helicopter equipped with an infra-red camera that was flown over the area to map out hotspots.
The fire had been left to burn uncontrolled while Parks and Wildlife crews concentrated on less-isolated areas.