COCKRELL HILL -- Cockrell Hill Fire Chief Michael Burns died Thursday night after a long battle with cancer.
Burns, 42, hadn't responded to two 911 calls Friday morning, and a member of the fire department was sent to the chief's home for a welfare check when his body was found.
The chief had been fighting cancer for the past two years. He had been fighting fires since he was 17 years old.
A memorial service for Chief Burns will be held Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at The Potter's House at 6777 W. Kiest Blvd. in Dallas.