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Crews respond to a fire a Excel Truck and Trailer early Thursday morning
courtesy photo from Pennington County Fire
Crews respond to a fire a Excel Truck and Trailer early Thursday morning
Fire damages truck and trailer business
News Staff - May 17, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Fire crews responded to a structure fire at Excel Truck and Trailer Repair on Elk Vale Road in Box Elder early Thursday morning.

The initial call came in just before 2 a.m. According to a release from the Pennington County Fire Service, the first arrive firefighters found
a fire burning with heavy smoke conditions, in the interior of the main structure, extending into the attic.

Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the structure of origin, stopping the spread of the flames to nearby structures, infrastructure and other improvements.

The commercial structure received moderate damage. No injuries were reported from this fire.

Multiple agencies responded to this call.

This is the second business fire on Elk Vale Road in as many weeks. On May 8, 2018, crews responded to Ultramax Ammunition where a significant fire destroyed the building.

Investigations are underway for both Box Elder fires.



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