Rockland fire ignited in debris pile at dump

By Juliette Laaka | Jan 28, 2013
Courtesy of: Rockland Fire Department Firefighters work to extinguish a fire in the demo debris pile Saturday morning, Jan. 26.

Rockland — The solid waste facility on Limerock Street was the scene of a fire that ignited mid-morning on Jan. 26, according to Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Mikial Mazzeo.

Five firefighters responded to the scene around 11:30 a.m., and the fire was completely extinguished 45 minutes later using water and foam, said Mazzeo.

The fire broke out in the demo debris pile, which contains discarded wood and furniture.

The department's report did not contain the cause of the fire.

Courier Publications reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at

Firefighters work to contain and extinguish a fire that broke out in a debris pile at the Rockland Solid Waste Facility. (Photo by: Rockland Fire Department)
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