Fire breaks out on Highway 290 Posted in: News Six trucks from three different agencies battled a fire on U.S. Highway 290 last Wednesday afternoon. Around 2 p.m. that afternoon, firefighters from Elgin Volunteer Fire Department (EFD), along with mutual aid from McDade Volunteer Fire Department and Bastrop County Emergency Services District #2, were called to a fire on Highway 290 between Elgin and Mc-Dade, near the intersection with Christensen Road on the other side of the highway. This fire was difficult to manage because of high winds and low humidity that afternoon, according to EFD volunteer Chuck Fromme. The fire spread into the nearby woods, but the firefighters were ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!