Paradise Loop Fire – Torrance County -April 25, 2021.

The Paradise Loop Fire in Edgewood is 65% contained and estimated at 52 acres. Structures are no longer threatened, and evacuations have been lifted. Firefighters worked through the night to secure containment lines in preparation for the high winds forecast for today and Monday. Crews will continue to mop up hot spots throughout the day. 

Smoke may be visible from the interior of the fire. Individuals sensitive to wildfire smoke should take precautions and use the New Mexico Department of Health 5-3-1 Visibility Method to determine if it’s safe to be outside. Learn more at

Start Date & Time: April 24, 2021 – 1530

Start Location: Near Highway 66 and V-Hill Road, Edgewood, Torrance County

Latitude: N 35.034472

Longitude: W -106.166158

Cause of Fire:  Debris burningArea Vegetation: Grass, brush, pinon/juniper

Estimated Acres Burned: 52

Ownership(s): Private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: 3 outbuildings

Evacuations: No, evacuations lifted

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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