Byron MN (KROC AM News) - A Byron family was forced to spend part of the holiday weekend away from home because of a fire.

The couple and their young child live in the 800 block of 4th St NE.

The fire was spotted in the basement utility room near a water heater around 7:45 PM Saturday. The family escaped without injury.

Although the fire was put out right away and confined to the utility room, there was smoke throughout most of the home, forcing the family to spend the rest of the weekend elsewhere.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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