Paradise Loop Fire – Torrance County – April 24, 2021

The Paradise Loop Fire is a new wildfire located west of Moriarty and southeast of Edgewood off Highway 66 and Vigil Road in Torrance County. The fire is estimated at 40 acres and 20% contained. Multiple structures are threatened, and local law enforcement has evacuated residents along Vigil Road. Resources from Torrance County, Santa Fe County, Moriarty, and the Forestry Division are on scene. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. and is burning in grass and brush. The cause of the fire is under investigation. 

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Incident Name: Paradise Loop Fire

Start Date & Time: April 24, 2021 – 1530

Start Location: SE of Edgewood/West of Moriarty

Latitude: N 35.034472

Longitude: W -106.166158

Cause of Fire:  Under investigation

Area Vegetation: Grass, brush

Estimated Acres Burned: 40

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: Yes

Structures Burned: 2 outbuildings

Evacuations: Yes

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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