Elbert Fire 90 Percent Contained; Evacuations Lifted

Fire Burning Along CR 102 Toward Town Of Elbert

Fire crews have 90 percent containment of a 600-acre wildfire near the town of Elbert and all evacuations have been lifted, fire officials said about 4:50 p.m. Sunday.

Earlier in the afternoon, the fast-moving fire prompted evacuations in the town of Elbert, which has about 40 residents.

The fire was burning east along CR 102 toward town.

About 3 p.m., a firefighter suffering chest pain was taken by ambulance to a hospital, fire officials said.

Evacuees were directed to the Elbert County Fair Grounds on Kiowa Bennett Road. Officials were also providing shelter to small and large animals at the fair grounds.

There are about 100 people working on the fire.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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