Fire at scrap yard near NYC creates huge plume of smoke

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A fire at a scrap metal yard is sending dark smoke billowing over the sky in New Jersey across the Hudson River from New York City.

Video from television news shows emergency workers Thursday afternoon trying to put out the fire at Sims Metal Management scrap metal yard along New York Harbor in Jersey City.

A message was left with Sims seeking comment.

It is unclear how the fire started. A Fire Department of New York boat arrived at the scene around 5 p.m.

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

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