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UPDATE: Columbia, South Carolina Firefighter Chance Zobel dead & Firefighter Larry Irving injured. Struck by a vehicle while handling brush fire on I-20.

UPDATE from SConFire.com:  Both Firefighters were from Engine Company 4. The names of the pair have been released. Firefighter Chance Zobel passed away a short time ago. Firefighter Larry Irving has multiple injuries and is expected to survive.

SConFire.com and Firefighter Close Calls are reporting that one Columbia, South Carolina firefighter has been killed and one critically injured after being struck on I-20 today.

Initial details from WIS-TV:

Troopers say the firefighters were called to a brush fire in a median at 81 mile-marker around 2 PM Saturday afternoon.  The fire truck stopped on the inside lane.  Investigators say an Impala started to slow down as it approached the fire truck, when a van then struck the Impala.  Troopers say one of the vehicles then went into the median and hit 2 firefighters.  It’s not clear which vehicle hit the firefighters. 

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