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Refrigerator blamed for 8th Street fire

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Fire Department says a fire this morning at 1022 S. 8th St. started from an electrical short in and around a refrigerator powered by an extension cord.

The fire started a little before noon in a studio/storage building behind the house. Firefighters say the refrigerator was outside, and the fire extended to the studio and caused considerable damage.

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