A fire in rural Norborne over the weekend resulted in the death of one of the home’s residents. Wesley Legg, 39, was found in the remains on Saturday afternoon.

Fire Chief Malcolm Cunningham confirms Legg was a volunteer firefighter with the Hardin Fire District, but was not on duty at the time of the blaze. According to a KMZU listener, the house appears to be a total loss, and the home’s other occupants were absent at the time.

Memorial services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00.

Press Release from Fire Chief Malcolm Cunningham

It is with great sadness that the Hardin Fire Protection District reports that fire captain, Wesley Legg, passed away at his home Saturday October 26.

Fire crews responded to the scene in a timely manner and made successful suppression. Upon primary search our crew located his body and he was soon pronounced deceased. Wes is survived by his wife and daughter. Other survivors include his parents and extended family.

The Hardin Fire Protection District appreciates the community for their understanding and compassion during this difficult time.