Local fire department mourning loss of one of their own

By WEEK Producer

Local fire department mourning loss of one of their own

August 22, 2013 Updated Aug 23, 2013 at 2:30 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Normal Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own.

Firefighter Jeff Hilton, 40, died suddenly on Wednesday. Hilton was off-duty and was chopping wood when he collapsed.

An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday.

Hilton had been with the Normal Fire Department since 1999. He is survived by his wife and two sons.