Firefighters battle structure and grass fires Tuesday in Eddy County

A map from Eddy County Fire Service shows the path of a grass fire reported near Brantley Lake on March 30, 2021.

Three fires across Eddy County Tuesday kept fire departments in the northern and southern sections busy as a structure burned along with scores of acres in separate grass fires, said Joshua Mack, Eddy County fire service director. 

He said Carlsbad Fire Department assisted volunteer crews with a structure fire at in the 1900 block of West Quay Street around 11 a.m. in Carlsbad.

The fire was isolated to the structure and Mack said a grease fire on a kitchen stove ignited the blaze. 

Moments after the structure fire call, Eddy County Fire Service (ECFS) personnel and other volunteer departments were called to a brush fire near Brantley Lake State Park and around 11:30 a.m. crews were notified of another brush fire at Camp Washington Ranch, Mack said.