At least 20 Qawra residents have been evacuated from their homes after a gas explosion occurred in a Qawra pastizzeria.
Members of the Civil Protection Department as well as three fire engines were called in to extinguish the fire after the explosion, which occurred at around 6:05am this morning.
The officers were able to control the fire and were able to cool down the gas cylinders.
A baby and a number of pets were also evacuated among the residents.
No one was hurt in the explosion.