A local man has been arrested on suspicion of Arson, following a car fire on Calpe Road in the early hours of this morning.
Just before 3am, a member of the public made an emergency call to the Royal Gibraltar Police Control Room, stating that a vehicle was on fire.
Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Service and RGP Officers were dispatched to the location and families were evacuated from nearby homes.
The fire also spread to a second vehicle before it was extinguished.
RGP Crime Scene Investigators and a Fire Investigator from the GFRS attended the scene.
At around 11am, a local man, 53, was arrested by RGP Response Team Officers on suspicion of Arson.
The suspect, who was also arrested on suspicion of Possession of a Class B Drug, remains in police custody at New Mole House.
An investigation, which is being led by the RGP’s Criminal Investigation Department, continues.