UPDATE | Electrical malfunction blamed for Wainfleet fire

Investigators say yesterday's fire in Wainfleet was caused by a malfunctioning freezer.

Wainfleet Fire called in help from Port Colborne, Pelham, and Haldimand County while responding to a house fire on Highway 3 yesterday morning.

No one was home at the time - a concerned neighbour placed the call just after 8 a.m.

The Welland Tribune says the electrical malfunction likely caused around $200,000 in damage.

No injuries are being reported.

Highway 3 was closed between Dixie Rd. and Concession 1 for about four hours as crews worked.