Smoking Shoreditch fridge-freezer sees fire crews called

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but is being treated as non-suspicious.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but is being treated as non-suspicious. - Credit: sub

Not many people would consider their fridge-freezer a fire hazard but smoke billowing from a basement forced the brigade to act.

Two pumps from Whitechapel and Shoreditch were called at 9.45pm yesterday to a house in Cheshire Street, Shoreditch.

Wires at the back of the appliance had overheated causing the plastic casing around them to burn and smoke, said watch manager Dean Wilkinson.