Residents told to flee Ravensbourne fire

Sonia Kohlbacher

Residents in the vicinity of a bushfire burning west of Brisbane are being told to leave immediately.

Authorities have issued an emergency warning for the Pechey/Ravensbourne fire on the bone dry Darling Downs near Toowoomba.

Leaving immediately is the safest option, as it will soon be too dangerous to drive.

As of 11.30 on Saturday, the fire is moving in a northerly direction from Grapetree Road at Pechey towards Ravensbourne, and was likely to impact Beh Road, Mount Jockey Road and Mount Dongineeriaman within 30 minutes.

The fire is also is likely to impact Purtill Road, Garvey Road, Ravensbourne Tip Road and McQuillan Road.