UPDATE: Pickup, ammunition likely damaged in Byron garage fire

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(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE: The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office and Byron Fire responded to a fire in a detached garage at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

According to Lt. Malinda Hanson, when responders arrived, the building was engulfed in gray smoke.

The 76-year-old man and 75-year-old woman who owned the garage and nearby residence had evacuated, and deputies cleared surrounding homes, Hanson said.

No injuries were reported as Byron Fire extinguished the blaze.

The owners told law enforcement that they kept a 2005 Dodge pickup and a large amount of rifle and shotgun ammunition in the garage.

Hanson said there was no loss estimate Friday morning, and she did not believe the ammunition had gone off during the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the State Fire Marshall.


(ABC 6 News) – Emergency crews responded to a garage fire in Byron Thursday evening.

Firefighters were called to the 200 block of 1st Ave. Northwest for a detached garage fire.

According to an Olmsted County Sheriff’s Deputy no one was hurt but surrounding homes were originally evacuated due to smoke.

Byron Fire Department and Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office are assisting on the scene.

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