By Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia and Aap
Published: 07:08 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 07:18 BST, 1 September 2020
Prisoners have lit at least four fires in the past 24 hours in a southeast Queensland jail locked down for five days due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Queensland Corrective Services say blazes were lit inside cells at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, southwest of Brisbane on Monday.
As well as the fires, frustrated prisoners smashed windows and flooded their cells with medical staff reportedly walking off the job.
The first fire in the morning was put out by prison officers, with five inmates suffering smoke inhalation.
Queensland Corrective Services say blazes were lit inside cells at Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, southwest of Brisbane on Monday (pictured rubbish seen outside prison)
A banner reading 'COVID FTS' was also seen hanging on the wall of the prison
A second fire was lit in the afternoon, which was also put out after three hours, while a third blaze was set late on Monday night, which officers also dealt with.
QCS says a number of additional inmates and an officer were treated for smoke inhalation.
'Officers from Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre have been praised for their professionalism and resilience in dealing with a complex situation,' QCS said in a statement.
A banner reading 'COVID FTS' has also been seen hung across one of the walls of the prison.
Queensland Corrective Services Commissioner Peter Martin said as many as 20 inmates were involved in the riots, Nine News reported.
CCTV cameras were