Able Contracting Fire Update 11-08-2019

* Friday, November 8, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today was cloudy with a high of 63 degrees. We have continued with water suppression to control smoke and burning debris as it is uncovered. 

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 11/06 6,988
Total Tons through 11/06 59,955
Total Trucks on 11/07 136
Total Tons on 11/07 1,494
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/08 127
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/08 1,132

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 Tuesday, November 12. 

Smoke Forecast through Tuesday, November 12, 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 northerly wind will likely move smoke plumes southward through Sunday morning. Winds should become southwesterly by Sunday night, pushing any plume towards the northeast. From Monday morning on any plume should be pushed eastward. 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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