A Sunday afternoon classroom fire will not interrupt proceedings at Bay Minette Intermediate School this morning, according to the Baldwin County Public School System.

The classroom corner where a small fire erupted at Bay Minette Intermediate School on Sunday, Jan. 3.

The classroom corner where a small fire erupted at Bay Minette Intermediate School on Sunday, Jan. 3.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, a teacher working at the school smelled smoke and called 911. A fire had erupted in the corner of a classroom at the school. Officials believe the fire was caused by an electrical outlet but the blaze is still under investigation.

The fire will not delay teachers returning to school today nor students returning Tuesday, although the classroom will have to be cleaned and repaired, which will take some time.

“We’re grateful the damage is limited to one classroom,” Superintendent Eddie Tyler said. “I’d like to thank the teacher who called 911, which spared us from a much larger problem. The response of the Bay Minette Fire Department was very quick, and we thank all of those who responded. Several of our BCBE personnel were on the scene shortly after the call went out, and they came up with a plan to restore the classroom.”