Fire Chief


Lester Gary - Torrance County Fire Chief
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Hanna Sanchez - Administrative Assistant
Phone: (505) 384-6025
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Torrance County Fire Chief
753 Salt Missions Trail
PO Box 449
McIntosh, NM 87032

Phone: (505) 384-1067
Fax: (505) 384-9635

Control Burn Policy - Every day the Fire Chief advises Dispatch if control burns are allowed. Please contact Dispatch for approval prior to burning. They will let you know if the Fire Chief approves of control burns for the day and take your information so that your local area Fire Department can be notified in the event that they or we recieve smoke sighting calls. Dispatch 384-2705 or 384-9631

Online Burn Permit Application - Click Here

For Fire Emergencies please Dial 911

Torrance County Fire Zones - Click Here

Torrance County Medical Response Zones - Click Here


NM Fire Information - Click Here




Striving to make Torrance County a fire safe community!

Instructions to Burn

In order to burn we request that you call in on the Admin lines first and we will let you know if the County Fire Chief has a “Burn Ban” in effect in which case we’ll let you know if it is ok to burn for that day. Then we ask for your name, address and Phone number and give you instructions prior to burning so that we can let your district fire dept know. Online Burn Permit Application

Important Department Downloads

pdf-fileFire and Open Burning Ordinance No 87-2.pdf338 KB
pdf-fileFire Zones.pdf523 KB
pdf-fileMedical Response.pdf512 KB