Able Contracting Fire Update 09-25-2019

* Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today was sunny and hot. There was some smoke over the pile today from one of the hot spots. 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 9/23 2,096
Total Tons through 9/23 18,528
Total Trucks on 9/24 135
Total Tons on 9/24 1,137
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 9/25 101
Tons as of 3:00 PM 9/25 681

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.

Smoke forecast for Thursday, September 26, 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 light southerly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the north through Thursday. 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.

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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