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Scrap Metal Fire Sends Dark Smoke Billowing in Jersey City

Chopper 4 footage showed workers trying to douse the fire at Sims Metal Management Thursday afternoon

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    Scrap Metal Fire Sends Dark Smoke Billowing in NJ

    Firefighters in Jersey City battled the fire for hours. Ray Villeda reports. (Published Friday, April 26, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A scrap metal fire sent flames and dark smoke billowing into the air in Jersey City on Thursday

    • Chopper 4 footage showed several workers trying to douse a raging fire at Sims Metal Management's scrap metal yard

    • It wasn't immediately clear how the fire started

    A scrap metal fire sent flames and dark smoke billowing into the air in Jersey City on Thursday.

    The fire broke out at Sims Metal Management's facility on Linden Avenue, along the New York Harbor, around 4 p.m. Thursday, a spokesperson for the company said. 

    Chopper 4 footage showed several workers trying to douse a raging fire at the yard.

    No one was injured, and firefighters were working to put out the blaze, the company's spokesperson said. 

    Scrap Metal Fire Sends Dark Smoke Billowing in Jersey City

    [NY] Scrap Metal Fire Sends Dark Smoke Billowing in Jersey City
    A scrap metal fire is sending flames and dark smoke billowing into the air in Jersey City. Chopper 4 footage showed several workers trying to douse a raging fire at Sims Metal Management's scrap metal yard on Linden Avenue, along the New York Harbor Thursday evening. It wasn't immediately clear how the fire started. News 4 has reached out to Sims Metal Management for comment. An FDNY fire boat could be seen arriving at the scene around 5 p.m.
    (Published Thursday, April 25, 2019)

    An FDNY fire boat could be seen arriving at the scene around 5 p.m. 

    It wasn't immediately clear how the fire started.

    Thursday's fire isn't the first one that has broken out at the yard. In 2013, smoke from a hours-long blaze there could be seen as far away as Brooklyn. 

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