Torrance County deputies searching for suspects who started grass fires

Torrance County Fire

MORIARTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Torrance County deputies are still searching for the people who set a series of grass fires Tuesday.

Four separate fires were started along I-40 east of Moriarty. 

Witnesses reported seeing what looked like a car full of teens lighting Roman candles and throwing them out of the window.

Those fires eventually combined and have burned nearly 100 acres.

State Forestry is now helping fighting that fire. The latest reports had it at 10 percent contained. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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