A fire is burning within containment lines at Clumber, near Boonah

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency personnel worked overnight to control a large fire at Clumber, near Boonah.

At 12.30pm QFES advised the large bushfire was burning between Wilsons Road and Spicers Gap Road.

It is currently travelling in a north-easterly direction towards Clumber.

You need to be ready to follow your bushfire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, or intend to leave, you should be ready to leave the area because the situation could get worse quickly.

Fire crews are working with the support of waterbombing aircraft to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door.

People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.

Those leaving the area should make their way towards Aratula via Lake Moogerah Road and the Cunningham Highway.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately if you believe your property is under threat.

A QFES spokeswoman said the fire was part of the Swanfels fire burning east of Warwick since Friday.

The backburning was undertaken by firefighters with 12 crews working until 4am today.

"The fire burned over about eight kilometres and 1000 acres (more than 404 hectares)," the spokeswoman said.

"It is all burning within containment lines but with the winds picking up, crews are keeping an eye on it."

Residents as far away as Kooralbyn report smoke from the fire has reached the valley. BOM meteorologist Livio Regno said winds had picked up just before 12.45pm and were moving in a northerly direction.

"They are travelling at about 7km/hr and will likely stay northerly for the rest of today, maybe reaching up to 20km/hr," he said.

"Today is bad but tomorrow will be worse, with winds likely to be moving west-north-west, which will bring tinder-dry air straight off the desert that could reach 40km/hr.

"There will be a weather warning for extreme fire danger released in coming hours for tomorrow."