VOLUNTEER firefighters and career officers from Western Australia have joined the battle against the bushfires raging in Queensland.
Thirty three WA firefighters flew out to Queensland today to work on the fire fronts and in logistics and support.
Homes across the State have been completely destroyed since the start of this week, with conditions in parts of southern Queensland forecast to worsen in the coming days.
Firefighters were battling more than 65 fires across Queensland and officials declared 47 homes were damaged or completely destroyed on Monday.
Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan said the WA firefighters would be a welcome relief as Queensland battle horrendous fires.
“All States and Territories come together during times like these to show that the Australian spirit of mateship is alive and well,” he said.
“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 and Emergency Services Commissioner Darren Klemm were at Perth Airport today to farewell the firefighters flying out.