Firefighters say a fire that destroyed two houses and has likely damaged several more on Tasmania's East Coast is being brought under control. A group of 24 people were also safely escorted from the area after spending the night at a boat ramp. Tasmania Fire Service crews spent much of the night battling a fast-moving bushfire that broke out at Dolphin Sands about 6pm on Sunday, November 12. This prompted emergency evacuation warnings, and an emergency evacuation centre was set up at the Swansea Town Hall at 12 Franklin Street. The TFS said 14 fire engines and 30 firefighters were deployed to the fire, which covered 112 hectares as of 6am Monday, November 13. Favourable weather conditions meant firefighters were able to control the fire that morning, but at least two houses and a shed were destroyed overnight. One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation, but the TFS said no members of the public had been injured overnight. Dolphin Sands Road is closed from Yellow Sandbanks Road, and the TFS said crews were working to allow residents to return to their properties. Power lines were also brought down over Dolphin Sands Road, cutting the area's electricity supply. The alert level for the fire has been downgraded, however people are being advised to avoid the area, or prepare to leave in case the fire worsens. The TFS said the cause of the fire is unknown. Investigations into the cause, and damage assessments, are ongoing.