NC volunteer fire chief dies after fighting fire

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

CURRITUCK, N.C. (AP) -- A volunteer fire chief in Currituck County has died after fighting a blaze.
 
County spokesman Randall Edwards says Knotts Island Fire Chief Scott Morrison died after responding to a brush fire.
 
Edwards says the fire had been reported shortly before 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
 
Edwards says the 45-year-old Morrison went into respiratory and cardiac arrest. Emergency personnel treated Morrison on the scene and en route to a hospital, but he died about 5:30 p.m.
 
Edwards says Morrison had been chief for three years. He had been with the department for 10 years.
 
An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of death.

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