PHOTOS: Firefighters knock down vehicle fire near Mitchell's Vern Eide

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined by officials.

Mitchell Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval inspects the aftermath of a car fire in the parking lot of Vern Eide on First Avenue in Mitchell on May 9, 2022.
Adam Thury / Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — One vehicle was destroyed Monday after a vehicle at a Mitchell car lot caught on fire.

A bystander captured video of a vehicle fire near downtown Mitchell on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Video courtesy of Malaki Sudbeck.

Shortly before noon Monday, fire crews in Mitchell were called to a parking lot on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Kimball Street for a vehicle fire.

Upon arrival, the engine block of a black pickup truck was fully engulfed in flames.

Fire crews were able to quickly contain and extinguish the blaze. The vehicle's engine block, as well as the interior were completely destroyed.

No injuries were reported, according to Mitchell Fire Marshal Shannon Sandoval. Other vehicles in the lot did not appear to sustain any damage from the blaze.


A representative from Vern Eide was not immediately available to confirm if the company owned the vehicle or to provide an estimated value of the loss.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Adam Thury joined the Mitchell Republic in March of 2022. He was born and raised in Mitchell, S.D., and graduated from Mitchell High School in 2015. He always had an eye for photography but started honing his skills mid-2014. He has worked on growing his knowledge of photography by shooting for local events. He can be reached at and found on Instagram at
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