Able Contracting Fire Update 10-01-2019

* Tuesday, October 1, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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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 9/28 2,739
Total Tons through 9/28 23,233
Total Trucks on 9/30 140
Total Tons on 9/30 1,012
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/1 101
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/1 766

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 Wednesday, October 2, 2019:

Air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate matter concentrations in the "Good" range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a light northeasterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southwest through Wednesday morning. Then, winds should shift in direction and blow from the southeast, moving any smoke plumes to the northwest. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning hours 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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