We regret to pass on that Winston County (Alabama, NW of Birmingham) Pebble Fire Chief Steve Smith was killed in the Line of Duty in a vehicle crash Sunday while responding to a fire.

Smith was fire chief for 10 years. He began working for the department in 1998.

This death comes less than a year after another firefighter in the county, Lynn firefighter Larry Harbin also died in the line of duty.

Chief Smith was turning out to a structure fire when he was involved in the crash. Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.