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Firefighters hope to gain the upper hand over two blazes, with the bushfire danger threat having passed for the island state.

Bushfires which have raged out of control and threatened homes in parts of Tasmania are no longer considered a risk by authorities.

Three Tasmanian bushfires, which sparked community alert during a day of high risk, will soon be contained, authorities say.

The federal tourism minister will be asked to come up with a plan to attract more visitors to regional Tasmania to help the struggling economies.

Bushfires have come close to properties on the outskirts of Hobart as authorities battled tougher-than-expected conditions across the state.

A long-range defence training mission will see up to four Super Hornet fighter jets flying low over Tasmania.

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