Able Contracting Fire Update 09-27-2019

* Friday, September 27, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

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 9/25 2,360
Total Tons through 9/25 20,612
Total Trucks on 9/26 102
Total Tons on 9/26 742
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 9/27 93
Tons as of 3:00 PM 9/27 657

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.

Work at the site will continue on Saturday; no trucks will leave the site on Sunday. Saturday’s numbers will be included in the daily update on Monday.

Smoke forecast through Monday, September 30, 2019:

Only small quantities of smoke have been observed from the Able Contracting facility over the last several days, and air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire has shown particulate concentrations in the good range. Winds on Saturday will be light from a southeast direction, then light and variable late Saturday night and Sunday morning. From Sunday afternoon through Monday winds will generally be from an east to northeast direction, though a period of calm winds is possible Monday morning. Any smoke plumes will move in a generally westerly direction (in the direction of Argent Blvd) from Saturday through Monday. 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 and the light wind speeds, 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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