Huge plumes of smoke filled the skies of Paris Sunday at a massive produce market – believed to be the largest of its kind in the world.
About 100 officers and 30 fire engines battled the blaze at the Rungis International Market.
The sprawling wholesale market is a town unto itself, with more than 12-thousand people working there and warehouses filled with fruit and vegetables, seafood, meats, dairy products, and flowers from across France and around the world. Firefighters urged people to stay away from the area.
The fire was brought under control and there was no risk of it spreading from the soccer field-sized warehouse, covering an area of 7-seven thousand square meters (1.7 acres. The cause of the blaze was unknown but it is being investigated.