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Fire Forces Melrose School To Cancel Classes

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MELROSE, Minn. (AP) – Fire has forced Melrose school officials to cancel classes for the rest of Tuesday.

The fire broke out about 9 a.m. in the dust collection system near the wood shop.

Superintendent Tom Rich says all students in the building went outside after a teacher pulled the fire alarm. The St. Cloud Times reports no one was hurt.

Students walked three blocks to a church and City Hall, then were bused back to the school and sent home.

About 30 students were in the wood shop when the fire broke out. Officials decided to send students home while smoke was aired out of the building.

Classes are expected to resume Wednesday. Melrose has about 1,350 students in K-12.

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