May 8, 2011 4:52 PM by John Romero

Illegal trash burn to blame for Elbert County fire

Fire investigators have confirmed that an illegal trash burn is to blame for a fire that burned over 1,900 acres off County Rd. 86, east of Matheson in Elbert County. That area is currently under fire restrictions.

It started around 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. No structures were damaged and no one was injured. Firefighters from several agencies helped get that fire under control including El Paso County.



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