Jersey City Fire transmitted a box for a fire in the area of Tonnele Avenue and County Road. Units could see heavy smoke in the area while en route. Units arrived to a working fire in a junkyard involving a large pile of scrap metal and junk cars. Several explosions were heard as lines were put into place. Due to water supply issues a second alarm was requested. Four aerial streams and numerous 2-1/2 inch handlines were put into service and the fire was brought under control in approximately 90 minutes. At least one civilian was injured and transported by EMS. The cause of the fire was under investigation; the same scrap yard was the scene of another working fire several months ago.
– Fire News photo by Peter Danzo