Able Contracting Fire Update 10-28-2019

* Monday, October 28, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today has been warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the low 80s. There was moderate smoke this morning from one area of the pile. The smoke was suppressed with water and material movement. Smoke has been minimal the rest of the day. Operations have run smoothly.

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 10/25 5,679
Total Tons through 10/25 46,758
Total Trucks on 10/26 127
Total Tons on 10/26 1,013
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/28 98
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/28 713

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 material was taken off site on Sunday, October 27 because the landfill is closed on Sundays.

Smoke for Tuesday, October 29, 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 from early morning Tuesday through the rest of the day. 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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