Large fire burning at scrap metal facility in Jersey City

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Fire burns through scrap metal yard in Jersey City
Firefighters were still monitoring for hot spots at the Jersey City scrap metal yard on Tuesday afternoon.

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey (WABC) -- Fire is burning at a Jersey City scrap metal facility, sending thick black smoke into the air.

The fire broke out at Sims Metal Management just before 11 p.m. Monday and continued burning through the night.

The site is surrounded by water on almost all sides, hampering firefighting efforts.

Callers to FDNY reported smelling smoke in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

The second alarm fire is under control, but firefighters will be hitting hot spots for an extended period of time.

No injuries have been reported.

The facility has been the site of at least six major fires since 2010.

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