Residents of a tiny town on the Queensland and NSW border are being urged to immediately shelter from a raging bushfire as the sun set on another grim day for firefighters across the state.
The fire, burning in the area of Mount Lindesay, forms part of the Mount Barney blaze that suddenly flared on Saturday afternoon.
It is one of two fires covered by an emergency warning.
The other is at Pechey, north of Toowoomba, with residents of Ravensbourne being told to leave immediately.
It comes as weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate further across the parched state on Sunday.
"Tomorrow will be a day of significant concern," Deputy Premier Jackie Trad said on Saturday.
She acknowledged the work of professional, volunteer, interstate and international fire crews who have worked around the clock to defend homes.
"We are so grateful for all of the hard work you are putting in to make sure our communities, our people are safe, and we stand with you as we go through the rest of the fire season."
About 149,000 hectares of bush and private land have burnt in the past 10 weeks.
The Darling Downs and Granite Belt will bear the brunt on Sunday, with extreme fire conditions expected.
It is there that Mayor Paul Antonio has witnessed prime farm land wasted away by drought and despair set in.
"I drove across the richest black soil you've ever seen ... and it is just devastated now," he said.
"I just can't believe we are where we are."
The fast-moving Pechey/Ravensbourne blaze was burning over a large area in Ravensbourne between Purtill Road and Beh Road on Saturday afternoon.
Authorites expect it to impact Brennen Road, Oakdale Road, McQuillan Road, Purtill Road, Garvey Road, Horrex Road, Philp Road, Esk Hampton Road (between Horrex Road and McQuillan Road), Ravensbourne Dip Road, Saunders Road, Quail Road, Tessman Road, Christy Road and Ryan Road.
People are being told to leave a fire impacting on the town of Cowan and surrounding camping areas on Moreton Island, with authorities saying conditions there are getting worse.
They are also being told to be ready to flee fires at Kinkuna Waters and Woodgate/Walkers Point Road south of Bundaberg.
Walkers Point Road and Jarretts Road are open to residents under police control, and Woodgate Road remains open in both directions.
Heidkes Road is closed between Jarretts Road and Walkers Point Road.
Another major fire is burning at Tarome in the Scenic Rim region and Palen Creek, which is part of the Mount Barney fire.
People are being told to be ready to leave those areas because those fires could get worse quickly.
There is no end in sight for the dire fire threat to the south, with the state gripped by dangerous conditions into next week.
Isolated storms cells have been forecast for later on Saturday, potentially with dry lightning that could ignite more bushfires.
Bushfires have destroyed 16 homes in Queensland over the past week.
Australian Associated Press