Echo Ridge Fire – Torrance County – Final Update

The Echo Ridge fire is now 100% contained. The fire was reported on Sunday, April 2 at 11 am. Residents were evacuated but have since returned to their homes. Responders include NMFD, Torrance County, Bernalillo County, Santa Fe County, Santa Fe City, USFS, and Mountainair. Forestry Division has ordered a Bernalillo County fire investigator to determine the fire’s origin and cause. This will be the final update.

Start Date & Time: 04/02/2023 @ 1100 
Start Location: Multiple starts near Echo Ridge in Torrance County 

Latitude: 34.96990 
Longitude: -106.02333 
Cause of Fire:  Under investigation 

Area Vegetation: Brush, grass 
Estimated Acres Burned: 167.3. 

Ownership(s): Private, Stand Land Office land. 
Structures Threatened: Yes, None now.  
Structures Burned: Confirmed 3 structures and 6 out buildings. 
Evacuations: Yes, Echo ridge subdivision was evacuated. All residents have returned; electricity and gas has been turned back on. 

George Ducker 

Communications Coordinator 

New Mexico State Forestry Division – EMNRD 

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