Able Contracting Fire Update 11-12-2019

* Tuesday, November 12, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Temperatures have been in the upper 60s with increasing cloud cover throughout the day.  Showers began in the early afternoon. Smoke and steam were somewhat heavy this morning but have been less visible during the day. Truck traffic has been busy with 21 trucks running, however, the rain will likely slow down truck turnaround times this afternoon. 

Able 11-12-19

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 11/09 7,405
Total Tons through 11/09 64,126
Total Trucks on 11/11 140
Total Tons on 11/11 1,373
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/12 104
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/12 958

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 10 due to the fact that the landfill is not open on Sundays. 

Smoke Forecast for Wednesday, November 13, 2019:

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