Paradise Loop Fire – Torrance County -April 26, 2021

The Paradise Loop Fire, located in Edgewood off Highway 66 in Torrance County, is 85% contained and remains estimated at 52 acres. Today firefighters will continue to work toward full containment in preparation for strong winds forecast for the area. No structures are threatened. This will be the final update for this fire unless there are significant changes

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): State and private

Structures Threatened: No

Structures Burned: 3 outbuildings

Evacuations: No

Wendy Mason
Wildfire Prevention & Communications Coordinator
EMNRD Forestry Division

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