Fire at World’s Second Biggest Produce Market in Paris

Paris firefighters are battling a warehouse blaze at the second largest wholesale fresh produce market in the world that supplies France’s capital and its surrounding region with much of its fresh food.

Footage shared on social media of the blaze on Sunday at the Rungis market showed a tower of dark smoke billowing high into the air. According to reports only one of the many warehouses caught ablaze..

The Rungis International Market is the principal market of Paris, mainly for food and horticultural products, located in the commune of Rungis, in the southern suburbs. It is the second largest wholesale food market in the world. The market is the property of the French State.