Able Contracting Fire - Updates

* Friday, September 20, 2019 
This page will be updated as information becomes available.  

Latest Update

Able 9-20-19 (1)

All three DHEC sensors, including the ones located at Okatie Elementary School and Sun City, are currently in the “Good” range for the 24-hour averages. 

Please refer to the interactive DHEC map to access real time air quality information from all three DHEC sensors.

   
Total Trucks through 9/18 1,605
Total Tons through 9/18 14,416
Total Trucks through 9/19 126
Total Tons through 9/19 1,037
Trucks as of 3:00 PM 9/20 71
Tons as of 3:00 PM 9/20 566

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.

Work at the site will continue on Saturday; no trucks will leave the site on Sunday. Saturday’s numbers will be included in the daily update on Monday.


Smoke forecast through Monday, September 23, 2019:

Little (if any) noticeable smoke has been observed from the Able Contracting facility over the last several days, and air quality monitoring data in the local area of the fire has shown particulate concentrations in the good range. If fire flare-ups do occur, wind directions will vary, coming from a northeasterly direction Saturday morning then from more of an easterly and southeasterly direction by Sunday afternoon and into Monday. Any smoke plumes will move in a generally westerly direction (in the direction of Argent Blvd) from Saturday through Monday. 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.

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.  

For media inquiries: media@dhec.sc.gov.
For other inquiries: ablefire@dhec.sc.gov


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This page will be updated regularly as information becomes available.

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