The flames broke out around 9 p.m. at a recycling plant on Crows Mill Road in Woodbridge Township, WCBS 880 reported.
The view from a traffic camera on the Garden State Parkway at exit 127 showed flames shooting into the sky across a large swath of area.
Hundreds of firefighters from several towns were on the scene, including an FDNY boat, CBS 2 reported.
It is unclear what sparked the blaze.
The fire is in an industrial area, there are no homes nearby.
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