Disturbance, Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre

Officers from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have been praised for their professionalism and resilience in dealing with a complex situation at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre overnight.

Yesterday morning, a fire started in a cell at the centre that officers were able to extinguish and 5 prisoners and one officer were treated for smoke inhalation.

Following the initial fire, a number of other small fires were started in the late afternoon and evening which were all since been extinguished.

A number of prisoners are being treated for smoke inhalation and no officers have been injured as a result.

The centre remains in Stage 4 lockdown and the damage to the prison will be assessed later this morning.