Fire breaks out at world's biggest produce market in Paris

The sprawling wholesale market in Paris is a veritable town unto itself, with more than 12,000 people working there

September 25, 2022 06:53 pm | Updated 06:53 pm IST - Paris

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a building at the Rungis International Market wholesale food market in Rungis, south of Paris, on September 25, 2022.

Firefighters work to put out a fire in a building at the Rungis International Market wholesale food market in Rungis, south of Paris, on September 25, 2022. | Photo Credit: AFP

A billowing column of dark smoke towered over Paris on September 25, from a warehouse blaze at a massive produce market that supplies the French capital and surrounding region with much of its fresh food and bills itself as the largest of its kind in the world.

Firefighters urged people to stay away from the area, in Paris' southern suburbs, while they tackled the blaze at the warehouse in the Rungis International Market.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

The sprawling wholesale market is a veritable town unto itself, with more than 12,000 people working there and warehouses filled with fruit and vegetables, seafood, meats, dairy products and flowers from across France and around the world.

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