Residents of Wattle Hill in Tasmania's southeast are on alert for an out-of-control bushfire.
An emergency warning issued for the bushfire was downgraded to a watch and act alert at 6pm (AEDT) on Tuesday.
However, the Tasmania Fire Service says the fire may put Wattle Hill and residents within the junction of White Hill Road and Wiggins Road, including the areas of Wharmbys Creek and Wiggins Creek, at high risk.
It says the bushfire is not controlled and embers and ash may be falling on Wattle Hill.
The area between Forcett and Copping is not under immediate threat, it says.
Crews have been fighting several fires on a day with a total fire ban across the state.
Fire danger ratings reached severe across much of the Derwent Valley and the southeast of the state on Tuesday.
Tasmania Fire Service chief officer Mike Brown said fire conditions were catastrophic at Bushy Park at one point on Tuesday afternoon.
"The fires today had significant potential to impact on several communities," Mr Brown said.
"But our planning and assignment of strike teams, together with our local crews and aircraft support did much to jump on many fires before they developed."
Several fires on the west coast and central highlands started due to lightning last week escaped their containment lines.
"Some 35 bushfires started in a 24-hour period and under very difficult conditions," he said.
Fire conditions should ease from this evening, he said.