UPDATED: 18 cars set on fire in Gudja

A total of 18 cars were completely destroyed in a fire last night in Gudja, while others were damaged.

The incident happend at around 11.45pm in Dawret il-Gudja, next to the football ground.

Police officers went on the scene together with officials from the Department of Civil Protection to control the flames.

Fortunately no one was injured. Meanwhile officers from the Arsons Unit within the Major Crimes Division, together with officers from the Zejtun police station are investigating the case.

Duty Magistrate Caroline Farrugia Frendo has opened an inquiry.