Metal plant fire burns at Jersey City recycling facility

A massive fire is burning through a recycling plant in New Jersey overnight, with heavy flames visible for miles.

August 20, 2013 5:14:53 AM PDT
A massive fire was burning through one of the country's largest recycling plants Tuesday, with heavy flames visible for miles.

The fire broke out inside Sims Metal Management on Linden Avenue just after 11 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters were battling the flames from land and from a marine vessel, and crews in claw cranes have been moving debris out of the way in an effort to aid the fight.

No firefighters were injured, but even after more than eight hours, there was no word on when the fire would be under control.

The complex one of the world's largest recycling plants. The plant recycles 4,000 tons of scrap each day.