Terrain Satellite
244
FIRE
136
acres
7.5 mi
ESE of Hill City, SD
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
3 days ago
Incident #:
2021-SDMRP-000167
Fire Start:
Monday, March 29, 2021 10:30 AM MDT
Fire Unit:
National Park Service — Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 04/01/21 2000 | Control: 04/05/21 1207

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 week ago

Incident Photo for the 244 Fire

Friday, April 2, 2021

7:30 a.m. Update

The 244 Fire is now 100% contained at 136 acres, and some resources are demobilizing from the incident. A Type 4 incident organization remains in place, under Incident Commander Eric Allen, to continue mop-up and rehab of fireline, and patrol lines to guard against any potential wind-driven rekindle.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is open with no restrictions; please drive carefully and be on the lookout for fire traffic along SD 244. 

US 16A, Iron Mountain Road, will reopen at 7 p.m. tonight.

The firefighters, incident managers, and Mount Rushmore National Memorial staff appreciate the patience and understanding of local residents and visitors as we work diligently to safely reopen all areas affected by the 244 Fire.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human
Incident Commander:
Eric Allen - NPS
Coordinates:
43.892, -103.409

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
40
Size (Acres):
136
Containment:
100%

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue mop-up and rehab; patrol lines.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Travis Mason-Bushman
Email: travis.a.mason-bushman@usda.gov
Phone: 605-228-3867
Fire Unit Information
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
National Park Service
13000 Highway 244 Building 31 Suite 1 Keystone South Dakota 57751
Building 31, Suite 1
Keystone, SD 57751

Dispatch Contact

Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center | Rapid City, SD
Phone: 605-399-3160
Website: https://gacc.nifc.gov/rmcc/dispatch_centers/r2gpc/