UPDATE: Byron School Fire Was an Accident. The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is now reporting a dumpster fire outside a Byron school building was an accident. READ MORE

Original Story:

Byron, MN (KROC AM News) - Classes were canceled Wednesday at a Byron school because of a fire.

A passing motorist spotted flames coming from the rear of the Zumbro Education District South Campus building around 8:00 PM Tuesday and called 911.

Byron firefighters arrived to find flames shooting up the rear wall of the building. The fire was confined to a dumpster and it was put out right away. Firefighters had to force open a door to get inside the school and see if the flames had spread to the interior of the building.

Location of fire behind Zumbro Education District South Campus (Aaron Galloway/Townsquare Media)

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is treating the blaze as suspicious and the state Fire Marshall is investigating.

News update: Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem talks about the Weiss trial.

Zumbro Education District South Campus (Aaron Galloway/Townsquare Media)