According to Randall Edwards, public information officer for Currituck Co., Chief Scott Morrison was treated at the scene by Currituck EMS and en route to a hospital in Virginia. They were not able to revive him, and Morrison was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m., according to Edwards.
Morrison had been fighting a brush fire located in the 500 block of Knotts Island Road, near Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge, along with other volunteer firefighters shortly after 3 p.m.
Officials say the cause of death is undetermined at this time. An autopsy has been ordered.
Chief Morrison is survived by his wife, Jessica, and two children - one son and one daughter.
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