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Firefighters Battle Overnight Fire at Jersey City Scrap Metal Yard

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

Firefighters in Jersey City battled an overnight fire that erupted at a scrap metal yard in Jersey City. 

According to a preliminary investigation, police responded to reports of a fire at the Sims Metal Management facility located at 1 Linden Avenue just before 11 p.m. 

Upon arrival, crews immediately struck a second alarm after heavy fire burned trash out of control at the recycling plant with thick dark smoke billowing in the area and observed from as far as Bronx, NYC. 

Officials said crews had some difficulty battling the blaze because of water supply issues. 

As of 4:40 a.m., the fire was declared under control. Officials say the overnight fire at the metal yard was the sixth major fire since 2010. 

The cause is under investigation.