Rockland firefighters made quick work Wednesday, Feb. 26, to put out a fire at the Rockland solid waste complex.

The fire started when workers were cutting up a two-story trash compactor that had been assembled in the former recycling building years ago. The compactor was no longer needed and to remove it, the equipment has to be taken apart.

The workers had removed cardboard but there was some that was underneath the conveyor belt that was not seen. The fire was limited to the compactor and a hopper.

The building was not damaged and there were no injuries.

The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

There was considerable smoke when crews arrived.

Rockport also sent firefighters to assist Rockland. Rockport was able to return to their station at about 2 p.m.