Photo: Covanta Fire

Firefighters from numerous agencies responded to the Covanta facility adjacent to the Fink Road landfill Monday morning for a report of a commercial working structure fire. The first arriving fire crew reported a fire on the fifth floor of the hopper which a local fire brigade was attempting to contain. Additional resources arrived and established a fire attack. The fire crews were able to work with plant staff to extinguish the fire. According to a West Stanislaus Fire Protection District news release one plant employee sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by medics. The cause of the fire was reported to be a starting procedural error.