On Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 07:33 hours, Downey Engines 61, 63 with Truck 611 and Squad 641 responded to a reported trash compactor fire at Home Depot located at 7121 Firestone Blvd. Upon arrival, Downey Fire personnel found smoke and fire coming from a large trash compactor. Prior to Fire’s arrival, employees of Home Depot were attempting to extinguish the fire utilizing portable fire extinguishers. Downey Fire personnel removed the Home Depot employees from the area, gained access to the compactor and extinguished the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.