This isn't looking good. Latest reports are 100 people missing.
The worst fire is at Dunalley, in South-East Tasmania on the way to Port Arthur. Houses, school, buildings etc (including the well known bakery) destroyed and the road has been cut off since Friday too so there's no easy way out.
Adding to the problems, there's no power (the power lines have burnt down) and it's generally assumed that many wouldn't have working communications either due to inability to charge mobiles and damage to the network. So all up, it's outright miserable down there. Lack of food is also an issue although apparently they've sent (by boat) 3000 or so meals down there today.
Let's hope all those missing people turn up OK in due course. With a bit of luck they might just not have been accounted for given the rushed nature of the evacuations using an assortment of boats, some "official" and others just helping out.
There have also been about 40 other fires around the state following the 42 degree heat and strong winds on Friday. The more serious ones are on the East Coast near Bicheno and in the Derwent Valley near Repulse power station (aka Lake Repulse / Repulse Dam). Smoke from the various fires has also pretty much blanketed Hobart at the moment too.