State Fire Marshal mourns death of Lt. Christopher Burleigh

State Fire Marshal mourns death of Lt. Christopher Burleigh
Burleigh passed away overnight following a long battle with illness, according to a Facebook post. (Source: SFM)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The State Fire Marshal’s office is mourning the death of 45-year-old Lt. Christopher Burleigh.

Burleigh passed away overnight following a long battle with illness, according to a Facebook post.

The State Fire Marshal family is mourning the death of a spirited, longtime employee, Lt. Christopher Burleigh. Chris...

Posted by Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal on Saturday, September 19, 2020

Burleigh spent 14 years with the company. He began as a supervisor in the Acadiana area, where he was from.

Burleigh then ended working with the training and education division who developed and hosted classes for SFM deputies, staff, first responder agencies and individuals with the life safety and property protection industry.

He also took part in Operation Save-A-Life, which was a program dedicated to installing free smoke alarms across Louisiana.

“Chris' dedication to the SFM, and the public it serves, as well as his flair for life, will be greatly missed,” the Louisiana State Fire Marshal said in a Facebook post.

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