Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue commenting after a number of cars were destroyed and homes damaged in a fire at Moat Street just of the Foyle Road in Derry.
Local Councillor for the area Patricia Logue said
“This is a very shocking incident.
Had this fire spread there could have been dire consequences but fortunately due to the quick response of the Fire Service this was prevented.
It was a very frightening experience for local residents.
Sooner or later we will be looking at a tragedy due to these mindless actions.
I would appeal to anyone with even the slightest piece of information in regards to those behind this to bring it forward to the police straight away.