At 1752hours Engine 5 was dispatched to the rear of the Manoa Shopping Center 1300 block of West Chester Pike for a dumpster fire. Manoa 7A arrived and reported a large trash compactor with heavy smoke showing. Engine 51 was ordered to pull an 1 water line and Engine 53 was ordered to place the wood saw in service and remove the large fence which was surrounding the dumpster. Engine 53s crew also pulled the 3 attack line with the portable blitz fire. Crews worked to remove the trash from the dumpster and were made available at 1945hours. While on the dumpster fire crews also responded to a water flow alarm.