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20 acre woods fire off of Furman and John Holladay Rd. Expect smoky conditions in the area throughout the night.

Clarendon County Fire Department

County-wide combination (volunteer & paid) fire department. Covers 600 sq. miles, 34 miles of I-95, & Lake Marion. 150 members, 16 stations, 1 goal - Your Life Safety
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The County of Lexington is mourning the loss of Lexington County Fire Service Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum, who was fatally struck by a semi-truck while responding to a motor-vehicle collision Friday afternoon.

Quattlebaum’s unit was dispatched to a medical call just before 3:30 p.m. While en route, Quattlebaum and his partner came upon a motor-vehicle collision near the 5200 block of Fairview Road and stopped to check on those involved. While performing his duty, Quattlebaum was hit by the semi-truck.

After receiving medical care on scene, Lexington County EMS transported Quattlebaum to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

The incident will be investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Quattlebaum, a Batesburg-Leesville native, served as a Lexington County firefighter for over 22 years. He was most recently based out of Station 27 serving the residents in the Samaria area.

He started as a volunteer firefighter in 1997, before being hired full-time as a firefighter in 2000.

In November 2002, Quattlebaum was promoted to the position of fire engineer. From October 2017 to March 2018 also served as a ride-up captain, which is when a fire engineer serves in the roll of a captain when others are off duty.

Quattlebaum was a lance corporal in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a field-radio operator from 1992 to 1994. He received an honorable discharge due to injury.

Quattlebaum faithfully served the residents and visitors of Lexington County throughout his career. The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the County of Lexington are with his family