Cockrell Hill fire chief dies following battle with cancer

Cockrell Hill fire chief dies following battle with cancer

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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.

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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 7 at 12:43 PM

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.

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