WA contributes firefighters amid worsening Queensland fires

Queensland’s bushfire fighting effort will be bolstered with extra help, with WA crews joining the effort.

WA volunteer firefighters and career officers have flown out on Thursday to relieve exhausted Queensland firefighters, as conditions worsen in parts of southern Queensland forecast to worsen in coming days.

The crews will work on the fire fronts as well in logistics and support.

Emergency Services Minister Fran Logan said WA firefighters were sacrificing their time to help Queensland’s effort.

“These volunteers not only give up their time for their local communities, but they’re now putting their work, families and friends on hold while they help out their fellow Australians,” Mr Logan said.

“Queensland is facing horrendous fires in very tough conditions so our Western Australian firefighters will be a welcome relief.”

He added the support was in the Australian spirit.

“All States and Territories come together during times like these to show that the Australian spirit of mateship is alive and well,” Mr Logan said.

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