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Fire Breaks Out at World’s Biggest Produce Market in Paris

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PARIS—A billowing column of dark smoke towered over Paris on Sunday 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, as 100 officers and 30 fire engines battled the blaze at the Rungis International Market.

Capt. Marc Le Moine, spokesperson for Paris’ fire service, stated that no one was hurt. The fire was put out and no one was injured.

He added that the cause of this fire was unknown, but will be investigated.

The sprawling wholesale market can be described as a town in itself. It houses more than 12,000 people and is home to countless fruits and vegetables, seafood, meats and dairy products from France and around the globe.

The Associated Press

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