Police in Paphos on Wednesday are investigating a fire that broke out shortly after midnight in two vehicles belonging to a couple in Kissonerga.

According to police spokesman and head of CID, Paphos Michalis Nikolaou, the fire which broke out in the two vehicles that were parked outside a residence, appears to have been maliciously set.

According to reports, one of the vehicles was a painter van, which added to the blaze.

The fire services extinguished the fire but the vehicles belonging to the couple, aged 30 and 31, were completely destroyed.

Police have cordoned off the scene while investigations continue.