Scrapyard fire in Jersey City sends massive plumes of thick smoke into sky visible for miles

1010 WINS Newsroom
April 25, 2019 - 5:19 pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- A fire at a Jersey City scrapyard has sent plumes of think black smoke into the sky, making it visible from as far away as Brooklyn.

"Due to emergency personnel operating at a two alarm fire located in Jersey City, NJ, residents in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island may see or smell smoke," NYC Emergency Management tweeted. 

The fire broke out around 4:30 p.m. at Sims Metal Management on Linden Avenue along the New York Harbor. 

An FDNY fire boat was spotted arriving at the scene about a half an hour after it started.

There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Academy Bus tweeted that commuters should expect delays because of the fire. "COMMUTER ALERT: Please note smoke from a fire in Jersey City is causing delays on the NJTPKE extension," the Hoboken-based carrier tweeted. 

Social media users posted photos and videos of the blaze: