100_2403Volunteer firemen quickly extinguished the blaze. (Photos courtesy of Steve Fitzpatrick)

The cause of a fire in an outdoor trash compactor at Riverview Medical Center yesterday afternoon is under investigation.

100_2405A closer look shows the orange glow of the fire inside.

The Asbury Park Press reports that the fire “was quickly distinguished” — not to mention extinguished.

Laura Pollio, a spokeswoman for the hospital, told the Press that the fire posed no threat to patients and visitors.

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