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.
|Current as of|
|Incident Commander||Eric Allen - NPS|
|Coordinates||43.892 latitude, -103.409 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
Continue mop-up and rehab; patrol lines.