Queensland fire crews have been unable to beat back a bushfire that is threatening lives and homes in the state's southeast corner.
Conditions are getting worse and any residents of Forrest Ridge and nearby Cypress Gardens who remain have been told to leave immediately or follow their bushfire survival plan as 24 fire crews attempt to control the blaze.
Part of the Gore Highway has been closed, between Cypress Gardens and the BP at Captains Mountain, since Wednesday evening as the fire rages southwest of Millmerran, a town not far from Toowoomba.
An evacuation centre is now open at the Millmerran Showgrounds.
A second fire significant fire is burning at Carneys Creek near the Queensland and New South Wales Border, with people there being told to get ready to leave.
Crews are fighting the fire both on the ground and from the air.