Able Contracting Fire Update 11-13-2019

* Wednesday, November 13, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today has been sunny and cold with temperatures ranging from the upper 20s to around 50 degrees. Smoke has been light today and water suppression has been intermittent. Operations have run smoothly using 17 triaxle dump trucks and 4 end dump trailers.

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 11/11 7,545
Total Tons through 11/11 65,499
Total Trucks on 11/12 127
Total Tons on 11/12 1,228
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/13 116
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/13 1,211

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.

Smoke Forecast for Wednesday, November 14, 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 towards the south throughout the day Thursday. 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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