CURRITUCK CO. Officials say a volunteer fire chief died after suffering heart problems while fighting a fire.

Fire officials say Knotts Island Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Morrison was helping put out a brush fire Sunday afternoon when hecollapsed into respiratory and cardiac arrest.

Officials say he was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and also while en route to a hospital in Virginia.

Efforts to revive Chief Morrison were not successful and he was pronounced dead at approximately 5:30 pm.

He is survived by his wife, Jessica, and their two children.

An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of Morrison's death.

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