There are fears properties have been lost to a fast-moving bushfire on Queensland's Darling Downs.
The large fire, near Millmerran west of Toowoomba, sparked evacuations on Wednesday. It's continuing to burn near Cypress Gardens and Forest Ridge.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner John Bolger says there are unconfirmed reports that two structures have been lost but it's not known if they are sheds or houses.
"We're not sure of the number of properties that we've lost," he has told the ABC.
"But we'll have aircraft up and ground crews as soon as it's safe to get in there and assess any damage."
Cypress Gardens resident Douglas Grist fled as the blaze roared towards his property on Wednesday.
"It looks like it (the house) could be lost, but I escaped with my life and the dogs," he told the ABC.
The fire danger remains severe on Thursday on the Darling Downs and Granite Belt, with Queensland's southeast experiencing very hot conditions this week.
A watch-and-act warning remains in place for residents of Cypress Gardens and Forest Ridge. People who don't have a bushfire plan have been advised to leave.
Those who left on Wednesday have been told it's not safe to return, with an evacuation centre is open at the Millmerran Showgrounds.
Part of the Gore Highway remains closed between Cypress Gardens and the BP at Captains Mountain.