Remaining evacuated Tasman residents can return home

All remaining evacuated residents from the Tasman fire can now return home. 

Civil Defence has announced around 230 residents from the Teapot, Eves and Redwood Valleys can return home.

But they must be ready to re-evacuate at the drop of a hat. 

"Some people may choose not to go home yet and that is okay too; we will continue to provide them with support while they remain out of their homes," Civil Defence Controller Alec Louverdis says. 

Resident Tim King told Newshub that despite people being able to go home some people may not be able to stay the night in their homes due to smoke damage. 

Firefighters continue to battle the blaze and are hoping for rain as they continue to dampen down hotspots.