Able Contracting Fire Update 10-31-2019

* Thursday, October 31, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been sunny with temperatures in the middle 80s. Early this morning some smoke was present, and water was used effectively for control. Since mid-morning very little smoke has been visible and water use has been limited. Today’s work day is expected to be cut a little short due to an approaching line of thunderstorms. 

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 10/29 6,049
Total Tons through 10/29 50,022
Total Trucks on 10/30 121
Total Tons on 10/30 1,264
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 10/31 98
Tons as of 3:00 PM 10/31 1,105

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.

We’ve used a combination of both triaxle dump trucks and dump trailers. Each dump trailer has the capacity of about three times that of the triaxle dump trucks.

Smoke Forecast for Friday, November 1, 2019:

Winds on Friday will be mainly from the north from morning through the remainder of the day. Thus, if fire flare-ups do occur, smoke plumes will likely move towards the south. 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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