Able Contracting Fire Update 10-23-2019

* Wednesday, October 23, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been clear and sunny but cooler with highs in the mid-70’s. As usual, the early morning began with a good bit of smoke coming off the pile in the area disturbed the previous day. By noon, smoke was limited to areas being actively excavated and well controlled with water.

Able 10-23-2019

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 10/20 5,092
Total Tons through 10/20 42,256
Total Trucks on 10/22 166
Total Tons on 10/22 1,151
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/23 101
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/23 756

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, October 24, 2019:

Light winds and accumulating smoke in the immediate vicinity of the Able Contracting facility caused Schinger Avenue monitor concentrations to increase early Wednesday morning prior to sunrise, but readings have been steady in the "Good" range through the daylight hours since 8 AM. Particulate concentrations at Okatie Elementary School and the Sun City monitor locations remain in the "Good" range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a light northeasterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southwest (towards Sun City) 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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