Able Contracting Fire Update 11-22-2019

* Friday, November 22, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today was sunny and 70. In a few areas smoke has been visible from time to time but it was easily suppressed with water. Today we had 15 dump trucks and 4 dump trailers hauling debris to the landfill.

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 11/20 8,402
Total Tons through 11/20 74,973
Total Trucks on 11/21 145
Total Tons on 11/21 1,735
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 11/22 111
Tons as of 3:00 PM 11/22 1,305

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 update will be issued on Monday, November 25.

Smoke Forecast through Monday, November 25, 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, the wind will be light and variable through the morning Saturday. A southerly wind will then likely push smoke plumes to the north in the afternoon. Throughout the day Sunday and Monday a westerly wind will likely push smoke plumes to the east. Any noticeable smoke during the overnight and early morning periods 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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