Heavy black smoke was rear yard fridge fire

Firefighters doused a burning fridge in a back yard in North Shore.
Firefighters doused a burning fridge in a back yard in North Shore.

Residents who saw a huge plume of black smoke in the North Shore area late this morning thought a major blaze was under way.

But the incident turned out to be a blazing fridge in a back yard.

Two fire engines, one from St Annes, attended the scene.

Firefighters received the call around 11am.