This afternoon at 12:08 hours District 1 companies were dispatched to 287 southbound in the area of mile marker 10/3 for a motor vehicle accident 1 vehicle reported to be smoking. Rescue 56 and Car 56 responded. Rescue 56 located a 3 car accident and updated the location to mile marker 9/8. Once on scene the crew from the Rescue assessed 1 patient for minor injuries before transferring care to RWJ EMS. Car 56 and Rescue 56 then stood by as blockers for state police until all cars were cleared from the highway. Units were on scene for approximately 1 hour.