Able Contracting Fire Update 10-25-2019

* Friday, October 25, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today there has been minimal smoke. Smoke was only visible from newly exposed hot areas and ceased when sprayed with water.

Able 10-24-19

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 10/23 5,394
Total Tons through 10/23 44,437
Total Trucks on 10/24 139
Total Tons on 10/24 1,208
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/25 100
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/25 747

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.

The next daily update will be posted on Monday, October 28.

Smoke through Monday, October 28, 2019:

Air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire has continued to show particulate concentrations in the "Good" range throughout the day Friday. If significant fire flare-ups do occur over the weekend, a wind direction from the east on Saturday morning will gradually shift more from a southerly wind by Sunday morning. Any significant smoke should move towards the west on Saturday morning and towards the north on Sunday morning. Winds on Monday morning will likely be rather light and variable, which may allow smoke concentrations to increase in the immediate vicinity of Able Contracting if fires do flare up. 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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