There are widespread reports that a huge fire broke out at a massive, well-known produce market and hub responsible for supplying much of Paris and its surrounding region with fresh food.
The Rungis market is often described as the largest fresh produce market of its kind in the world. Social media videos are widely circulating which show a huge blaze which appears to be centered on the expansive market which has been in existence for many centuries.
NOW – Rungis, the largest wholesale fresh produce market in the world, is on fire in Paris.pic.twitter.com/jUbrl8VRbL
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Firefighters and emergency responders are on scene battling the blaze, which has resulted in plumes of smoke many stories high stretching above the French skyline.
The location is also near Paris’ Orly Airport, which is likely to temporarily impact flights, with eyewitnesses playing the fire “close to the Rungis market complext just outside the airport perimeter,” according to early reports.