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 SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.


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

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