North Carolina Fire Chief Dies Fighting Brush Fire

The chief of the Knotts Island (N.C.) Volunteer Fire Department died fighting a brush fire Sunday evening.

According to the local television station, WAVY TV10, Chief Scott Morrison was working on suppressing a brush fire when he collapsed into respiratory and cardiac arrest. He was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and transported to a hospital in nearby Virginia. He was pronounced dead at 5:30 p.m.

The television station reported the fire was reported at 3:18 and Currituck County EMS personnel and members of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, also responded.

In 1984, Chief Morrison became a firefighter and worked his way up to become chief, according to the television station. He is survived by his wife and two children. News will provide more information as it becomes available.