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FIRE EXPERT: MT. RUSHMORE FIREWORKS SHOW ‘ILL-ADVISED’

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  • MT. RUSHMORE FIREWORKS SHOW ‘ILL-ADVISED’
    MT. RUSHMORE FIREWORKS SHOW ‘ILL-ADVISED’
Abnormally dry conditions and a persistent risk of summer wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota make the fireworks display planned for July 3 at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial an unnecessary, potentially devastating and expensive event, according to one fire expert with intimate knowledge of the region. Bill Gabbert, former fire management officer for Mount Rushmore and six other national parks in the region, said the controversial fireworks show that could attract 7,500 people,…

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