Able Contracting Fire Update 11-19-2019

* Tuesday, November 19, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today has been clear with temperatures in the 60s. Smoke output has been light and only one water truck has been utilized. Only dump trucks are being used to transport material today due to mechanical issues with one of the excavators. Repairs have been completed on the excavator and dump trailers should be back in use tomorrow.

Able 11-19-19

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 11/17 7,947*
Total Tons through 11/17 69,770*
Total Trucks on 11/18 159
Total Tons on 11/18 1,968
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/19 112
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/19 1,065

* Due to weather and wet, muddy conditions, no material was moved offsite on Friday, November 15 or Saturday, November 16. The landfill is closed on Sundays, so no material was moved off site on Sunday, November 17. 

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 20, 2019:

Air quality monitor data in the local area of the fire continues to show particulate concentrations in the good range. If fire flare-ups do occur, a northwesterly wind will likely move smoke plumes towards the southeast throughout the morning Wednesday. A northerly wind will then likely move smoke plumes towards the south in the afternoon Wednesday. 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.

Reminder: 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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