Near Paris, a fire broke out in a large food market in Rungi

A fire broke out in the warehouse of a large wholesale market in the commune of Rungis, near Paris. The market supplies the French capital and surrounding region with a significant share of fresh produce, AP reports. Smoke from the fire was visible several kilometers away.

There were no reports of casualties and the fire was “almost under control” earlier in the day. Western France. The fire broke out in a fruit and vegetable warehouse, thick black smoke was visible for several kilometers around.

The Rungis wholesale market was set up in 1969 by architects Henri Colbock and Lebret on 220 hectares in the municipalities of Rungis and Chevilly-Laroux. Today it has become the largest food market in the world, covering 232 hectares. It employs more than 12,000 people.

The market has its own train station, bus station, market halls, hotels, and more. Its warehouses are filled with fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, dairy products and flowers from all over France and the rest of the world.

The commune of Rungis is located 13 km south of Paris.

Maria Fedotova

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