Able Contracting Fire Update 12-30-2019

*Monday, December 30, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been cloudy and warm with temperatures in the high 60s.  A brief shower passed through mid-morning, but it has otherwise been dry.  A small amount of steam/smoke has been visible during excavation, but no water suppression has been needed.  Twenty trucks are hauling material today.

No totals from the landfill have been provided for Dec. 21 yet.

The DHEC sensor located at Sun City failed over the weekend and has been removed for evaluation. Both remaining 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 12/20 11,392
Total Tons through 12/20 107,484
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 12/30 117
Tons as of 3:00 PM 12/30 1,027

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 provided recent total numbers.

Operations at the site will shut down tomorrow afternoon through Wednesday for the New Year’s holiday. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

The next update will be published on Tuesday, December 31. 

Smoke Forecast through Tuesday, December 31, 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, wind from the west will likely push any smoke towards the east throughout  Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 Recycling 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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