Able Contracting Fire Update 12-19-2019

*Thursday, December 19, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been clear and sunny with temperatures ranging from 32 degrees this morning to the low 50’s this afternoon. There has been some smoke and steam today where the active excavation is occurring, but they are well controlled with water application. We are running 17 dump trucks and 4 dump trailers.

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 12/16 10,952
Total Tons through 12/16 102,931
Total Trucks on 12/17 139
Total Tons on 12/17 1,085*
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 12/18 117
Tons as of 3:00 PM 12/18 1,178

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.

*At the time of the page's publication, the landfill had not yet provided the total tonnage for yesterday.

Smoke Forecast for Friday, December 20,  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, then a northeasterly wind will likely push smoke plumes towards the southwest throughout the day Friday. 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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