Able Contracting Fire Update 01-03-2020

*Friday, January 3, 2020 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

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Today has been partly cloudy with mild temperatures ranging from the high 60s to mid-70s. Small quantities of steam have been present in some excavated material, but there has been no need for water application. Only a small amount of waste material remains to be removed.  

No trucks will run tomorrow due to a high chance of rain; however, other site activities will be conducted. 

Able 1-3-20

The DHEC sensor located at Sun City failed over the weekend and has been removed for evaluation. Both remaining 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 the  DHEC air  sensors.

Total Trucks through 12/31 11,762
Total Tons through 12/31 111,367
Total Trucks on 1/2 156
Total Tons on 1/2 1,671
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 1/3 103
Tons as of 3:00 PM 1/3 1,199

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 material was removed on January 1 because the landfill was closed. 

Smoke Forecast through Monday, January 6, 2020:

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 westerly wind will likely push smoke plumes to the east throughout the days Saturday, Sunday and Monday. 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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