The bushfires were dying down on Saturday but they've left a trail of devastation in the Tasmanian town of Dunalley.
Residents of the small Australian town returned on Saturday to survey the damage.
At least 85 homes, a petrol station and a school were destroyed.
Those who found their homes intact said other family members hadn't been so lucky.
SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MAN SAYING (English):
"Yes, my two nephews, they've lost both their houses. My brother's lost the mill up there, bloody millions of dollars. I don't know."
Local media said a sawmill which employed 15 staff was among the casualties.
Tasmania's fire service was still tackling several other isolated bushfires burning across the state.
Residents survey bushfire devastation (0:51)
Jan. 5 - Inhabitants of a small Australian town in Tasmania return to survey the damage after bushfires. Paul Chapman reports. ( Transcript )