Able Contracting Fire Update 09-01-2019

* Sunday, September 1, 2019  
This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available. 

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In preparation for Hurricane Dorian, the EPA is demobilizing its initial response efforts today to protect the safety of on-site workers. It has also secured on-site equipment. Their response team will return following the storm.  Air monitoring equipment will be reinstalled once conditions are safe.

DHEC urges citizens to prepare for the storm and to follow evacuation recommendations.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SC EMD) has a mobile phone app called “SC EMD” that is available in the App Store and on Google Play. The app contains important resources related to storm preparedness, as well as real time information regarding evacuations and closings. We encourage you to download it and make use of this tool in your storm preparations.

In addition, DHEC hurricane response related information can be found at

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Extended Smoke Forecast through Tuesday, September 2, 2019:

The fire activity and smoke associated with the Able Contracting facility has declined significantly in recent days, and air quality monitor data in the local area of the fire has shown particulate concentrations in the good range. Minimal smoke has been noted at the facility during the morning hours, and the smoke decreases by the late morning. Since hotspots remain in various areas of the debris piles on the Able Contracting facility, fire activity can flare up at any time and smoke associated with any flare-ups could be transported downwind before dispersing.

Winds generally from the northeast direction will likely persist through Tuesday, September 3. Any smoke that is emitted from the Able Contracting facility will likely move in the southwest direction. Argent Blvd. in the vicinity of the Sun City community could be affected by smoke in this weather pattern if fire flare-ups occur. However, given the latest trends in fire activity, it is unlikely that smoke would be noticeable beyond locations closest to the Able Contracting facility along Schinger Avenue.

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.