Able Contracting Fire Update 10-22-2019

* Tuesday, October 22, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been sunny with some cloud cover but no rain yet. Smoke output from the pile has been a little less than yesterday and easily controlled using one water truck.

The DHEC sensor closest to the pile was in the “Moderate” range for the 24-hour average comparison to the Air Quality Index (AQI).  The other two DHEC sensors located at Okatie Elementary and Sun City are still reading in the “Good” range for the 24-hour average comparison to the AQI.

Please refer to the interactive DHEC map to access real time air quality information from all three DHEC sensors.

Total Trucks through 10/19 4,959
Total Tons through 10/19 41,193
Total Trucks on 10/21 133
Total Tons on 10/21 1,063
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/22 114
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/22 776

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.

No trucks will run on Sunday (October 20) due to the fact that the landfill is closed.

Smoke forecast through Wednesday, October 23, 2019:

Air quality monitor data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate concentrations in the good range.  If fire flare-ups do occur, a northwesterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southeast through mid-morning Wednesday. Winds should slowly shift around and become north-northeasterly Wednesday afternoon, pushing any plumes towards the south-southwest. 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 Recycling 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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