Mines News

Release Date Monday, July 17, 2017

Fire Near Mines Campus Quickly Controlled

A wildfire near the SD Mines campus was quickly brought under control by local fire crews.

(July 17, 2017) –  Rapid City firefighters quickly extinguished a wildfire that started on the grassy hills west of campus on Monday afternoon.  Flames could be seen from the center of campus. The fire burned on the hills adjacent to Palmerton Hall and the Surbeck Center. 

Thanks to the quick response from local fire crews, no evacuations of the SD Mines campus were necessary.


About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

Contact: Charles Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu