Two firefighters from Australia who were helping the US Forest Service UU In the state of Washington they have been shot by hunters.
The attack of August 23 has led to demands for greater security for Australians who help the United States in emergency situations.
About 80 Australians have flown to help the US Forest Service. UU And to the Bureau of Land Management since July.
Forty-two firefighters had been sent to the White Pass ski resort in Oregon in August after a fire spread eight square kilometers.
The incident of August 23 has led to demands for greater security for Australians who help the United States (Pictured: Australian firefighter Daniel Barwick, third from left)
Daniel Barwick, a volunteer with the Rural Fire Service who received a National Medal to protect the Lake George area in Canberra, was one of two Australians attacked, according to Fairfax Media.
It is believed that the other firefighter works for Fire and Rescue.
The publication reported that the hunters chased the group through a ridge, despite being told they would enter a restricted area.
The four found refuge and were transported by air out of danger.
Two hunters were arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the attack on the two firefighters and the two local officials, according to the publication.
All Australian teams managed by the National Resource Sharing Center have returned to Australia.
The publication reported that there was concern that if Australia knew what happened, there would be calls to withdraw Australians from duty.
Daniel Barwick, a Rural Fire Service volunteer who was awarded a National Medal to protect the Lake George area in Canberra, was one of two Australians attacked
Two hunters were arrested and charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the attack on the two firefighters and the two local officials
However, the security guarantees of the US authorities led the group to stay.
"We are aware of the incident that occurred in August with the participation of one of our firefighters, and we are happy that the authorities of that country have dealt with the matter," an RFS spokesperson told the publication.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Fire and Rescue, RFS, the US Forest Service. UU And the Department of Foreign Affairs to receive comments.