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244 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

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Incident Contact

Travis Mason-Bushman
Email: travis.a.mason-bushman@usda.gov
Phone: 605-228-3867

Highlighted Activity

03/31/2021 Mount Rushmore National Memorial will reopen for visitors 5:00 a.m. 4-1-21
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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

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman
Incident CommanderEric Allen - NPS
Coordinates43.892 latitude, -103.409 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size136 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and rehab; patrol lines.