Able Contracting Fire Update 11-04-2019

* Monday, November 4, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been mostly sunny with temperatures ranging from 49 to 73 degrees. There was moderate smoke early this morning, but water has been used to suppress the smoke and it has been much lighter this afternoon. Operations have run smoothly using 16 triaxle dump trucks and 4 end dump trailers. 

Able 11-4-2019

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 11/01 6,423
Total Tons through 11/01 54,154
Total Trucks on 11/02 137
Total Tons on 11/02 1,125
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/04 113
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/04 1,010

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.

No trucks left the site on Sunday, November 3 because the landfill is closed on Sundays. 

Smoke Forecast for Tuesday, November 5, 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 throughout the day Tuesday. 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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