Two days, two fires: Dumpster outside Hansen Hall feels the heat of finals week


For the second day in a row, the Brookings Fire Department made a late-night trip to Hansen Hall.



The same dumpster outside Hansen Hall was ablaze for the second time this finals week—and it was only Tuesday.

Again, students were evacuated from the residence hall. By around 10:45 p.m., the fire was put out and firefighters left, and students were allowed to reenter the building.

“I think it’s immature,” Caitlyn Frederick, a sophomore business major said. “I think [whoever started the fire is] only doing it for attention, and it’s getting old.”

The first Hansen Hall dumpster fire of the week happened on May 2 shortly after midnight. Students were also evacuated from the building then.

No one from the SDSU Police Department was available for comment. The cause of the fire and if it’s related to yesterday’s

fire is still unknown.


Emma DeJong contributed to this report.