Able Contracting Fire Update 11-01-2019

* Friday, November 1, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been sunny but much cooler with temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s. There was an increase in smoke coming off the pile this morning and smoke has continued to be heavy, from one hot spot excavation, most of the day. Water has suppressed the smoke and the area is starting to calm down late this afternoon. All operations are running smoothly.

Able 11-01-2019

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 10/30 6,170
Total Tons through 10/30 51,286
Total Trucks on 10/31 126
Total Tons on 10/31 1,431
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/01 93
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/01 1,051

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.

The next daily update will be posted on Monday, November 4. 

Smoke Forecast through Monday, November 4, 2019:

Winds during the period will be mainly from the north to northeast. Thus, if fire flare-ups do occur, smoke plumes will likely move towards the south to southwest from Saturday morning through the day on Monday. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning periods 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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