Firemen this evening quickly controlled what eyewitnesses described as a 'substantial' grass fire near the Mellieha Bay Hotel.

A car was slightly damaged when the flames spread.

A number of fire-fighting vehicles were on the scene.

The car damaged in the blaze. Photo Andrew Attard - mynews@timesofmalta.comThe car damaged in the blaze. Photo Andrew Attard - mynews@timesofmalta.com

Photo Andrew Attard - mynews@timesofmalta.comPhoto Andrew Attard - mynews@timesofmalta.com