Able Contracting Fire Update 12-04-2019

* Wednesday, December 4, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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The weather today was sunny and breezy with a high of 56. Some smoke and steam was present on site throughout the day.

All DHEC sensors are still reading in the “Good” range for the 24-hour average comparison to the Air Quality Index (AQI).

Please refer to the interactive DHEC map to access real time air quality information from all three DHEC sensors.

Total Trucks through 12/02 9,271
Total Tons through 12/02 84,196
Total Trucks through 12/03 161
Total Tons through 12/03 1,585
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 12/04 99
Tons as of 3:00 PM 12/04 803

Please note: The number of trucks leaving the site each day varies depending on the weather and firefighting activities. Also, the tons per truck are estimated on days when landfill receipts are not available at the time of this update.

We’ve used a combination of both triaxle dump trucks and dump trailers. Each dump trailer has the capacity of about three times that of the triaxle dump trucks.

Smoke Forecast for Thursday, December 5, 2019:

Air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate concentrations in the good range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a northwesterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southeast throughout the morning Thursday, then winds will be light and variable through the afternoon. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning period will likely dissipate by the late morning hours. However, given the latest trends in fire activity and continued fire suppression efforts, smoke is not expected to be a problem beyond locations closest to the Able Contracting facility along Schinger Avenue. 

Reminder: The Able Contracting Information Hotline has been established to provide the daily forecast and allow community members to leave messages if they have additional questions. The Smoke Forecast Hotline phone number is 803-898-4262 or 1-800‐204-1842.  

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