AS A report on the February bushfires criticises the emergency service fire response on the day that 200 people lost their homes, Dunalley residents are quietly continuing to rebuild their lives.
At the end of this month Noel and Judy Young will get the keys to their new home, built on the same spot where they had lived for almost 40 years.
Mrs Young said the report brought emotions to the surface, but did not lead her to lay any blame.
"You can analyse it forever, but you can't blame anyone," Mrs Young said.
"As much as you could prepare for a fire, they would never have predicted that it could have been so catastrophic.
"Let's hope they have learnt from all of this."
The report prepared by former South Australian Police Commissioner Mal Hyde criticised the Tasmania Fire Service for failing to take note of computer modelling that predicted the fires would reach Dunalley.
The state government will give $1.5 million to implement 30 of the 103 recommendations, and accepted the rest.
The Young's were not at Dunalley when the fire hit, with Mrs Young heading to the Royal Hobart Hospital to pick up her husband who was receiving a biopsy, which later discovered his cancer.
She mysteriously picked up a camera from their table before leaving for Hobart, and it was the only thing saved.
Mr Young said if they had been told to evacuate earlier, perhaps Mrs Young could have saved more of their possessions.
"If they knew we were going to get temperatures that high, and the wind was blowing in that direction ... we lost everything we had," Mr Young said.
Despite their loss, Mrs Young said the couple was excited to be moving into their new home after nine months of being homeless.
"When I see that new house, it is still hard to believe," Mrs Young said.
"I can still see the old one, and walk through it, and open the drawers," she said.
"This one is entirely different, but you get an inner strength from somewhere to just keep moving.
"If you are on another path in your journey of life then it needs to be different, but I'm bringing some ashes with me from the other home, there will still be a part of it there."