ESE of Hill City, SD
Monday, March 29, 2021 10:30 AM MDT
Contain: 04/01/21 2000 | Control: 04/05/21 1207 | Out: 04/07/21 1300
Primary Fire Agency
National Park Service — Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago
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.
Eric Allen - NPS
Continue mop-up and rehab; patrol lines.
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