Able Contracting Fire Update 10-10-2019

* Thursday, October 10, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been slightly breezy with clear skies and mild temperatures. The pile was producing a good bit of smoke/steam early this morning but by midday only minimal smoke was visible. Fifteen trucks are running today and trips are running much smoother now that the scales have been repaired at the landfill. However, an accident occurred just outside the landfill late this afternoon that may impact the end of the day traffic.  

mound of dirt and debris with a truck on the left of it

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 10/8 3,731
Total Tons through 10/8 30,897
Total Trucks on 10/9 88
Total Tons on 10/9 741
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/10 72
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/10 612

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 Friday, October 11, 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 northeasterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southwest through the early afternoon Friday. Winds should become southeasterly Friday afternoon, pushing any plume towards the northwest. 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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