Able Contracting Fire Update 12-13-2019

* Friday, December 13, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Due to bad weather, operations were discontinued today.  Work is scheduled to resume on Saturday, weather permitting. The third excavator is out of commission but a replacement is expected to be delivered soon. 

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 12/11 10,402
Total Tons through 12/11 96,698
Total Trucks through 12/12 *
Total Tons through 12/12 *
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 12/13 0*
Tons as of 3:00 PM 12/13 0*

* The final data for Thursday was not available at the time of this update.  No material was removed from the site on Friday due to bad weather.

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.

The next update on this page will occur on Monday, December 16.

Smoke Forecast for Saturday, December 14 - Monday, December 16, 2019:

Air quality monitor data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate concentrations in the good range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a westerly wind will likely push smoke plumes to the east throughout the days Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, a southerly wind will likely move smoke plumes to the north throughout the day. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning periods 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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This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available.


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