Able Contracting Fire Update 11-06-2019

* Wednesday, November 6, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today has been overcast with high temperatures in the low 70s. Smoke conditions have been average and water application has been used as needed. The new loading area for dump trailers is in use today and is meeting expectations. 

Able 11-6-2019

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 11/04 6,710
Total Tons through 11/04 56,693
Total Trucks on 11/05 142
Total Tons on 11/05 1,701*
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/06 97
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/06 1,103

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.

*Record total

Smoke Forecast for Thursday, November 7, 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 through mid morning Thursday. Winds will then shift slightly, pushing any plume westward. 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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