Volunteer WA firefighter assaulted while in QLD helping to battle bushfires

A MAN will front later today charged with assaulting a Western Australian firefighter in Bundaberg.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford revealed the allegations in State Parliament on Wednesday morning.

“Overnight I was advised that a volunteer firefighter from Western Australia, who came to help fight fires in the Bundaberg region, was viciously assaulted by a member of the public,” Minister Crawford told parliament.


“While these injuries are minor and he’s going home today with the rest of his team, it was despicable act.

“The attacker has already been charged and will face the full force of the law.

“I will be contacting the Western Australia Minister to offer our support.”

It’s understood the incident happened along Takalvan Street around 10.00pm on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old is accused of assaulting the firefighter as well as damaging some property at the address but the exact circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear.

Queensland Police have confirmed the man will appear in court today charged with assault.