Able Contracting Fire Update 12-09-2019

* Monday, December 9, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Today started off foggy with steam and a little smoke from the pile. As it warmed up the steam stopped and the fog lifted. There has been no smoke this afternoon from the site.  

Able 12-9-19

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 12/06 9,867
Total Tons through 12/06 90,122
Total Trucks through 12/07 149
Total Tons through 12/07 1,427
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 12/09 96
Tons as of 3:00 PM 12/09 1,238

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, December 8 due to the fact that the landfill is closed on Sundays. 

Smoke Forecast for Tuesday, December 10, 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, then a southerly wind will likely push smoke plumes towards the north throughout the day Tuesday. 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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This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available.


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