|Agency||Fox Lake Volunteer Fire Department|
|Type of Firefighter||[Unknown]|
|Age Range||61 to 70|
|Date of Birth||0/0/1910|
|Date of Death||2/7/1954|
|Cause of Death||Stress/Overexertion|
|Nature of Death||Heart attack|
|Attribute of Death||[not applicable]|
|Type of Duty||Post-incident|
On February 7th, 1954, Chief Robert Burleigh of the Fox Lake Fire Protection District died in the line of duty.
On February 6th, a two-block section in the business district of Zion, Illinois, was ravaged by a fire. Firefighters from almost forty communities helped in a four hour long fight.
Chief Burleigh, an active fireman for 27 years, suffered a heart attack after he returned home, which was attributed to exertion. He died around 2:30 a.m. on February 7th.
Burleigh was survived by a widow and one son.
“Zion Fire Causes Loss of Million,” Monroe Evening Times, February 8, 1954.