WATCH: MASSIVE blaze destroys world’s second-largest fresh produce market in Rungin, Paris

Image of Rungis market. Credit: Google maps - Hassan Nasereddin

The 7,000m²  fresh produce Rungin market in Paris is the second-largest such outlet in the world and has been destroyed by a huge fire.

 

The world’s second-largest fresh produce wholesale market in Rungin near Orly airport in the southern suburbs of Paris has been reportedly been totally destroyed today, Sunday, September 25, after a massive fire broke out. Around 30 fire appliances with around 100 firefighters were said to have been deployed to battle the blaze.

Images and videos uploaded on social media showed huge clouds of black smoke billowing up into the sky. Residents from all over Paris were reporting the smoke to be visible many miles away.

According to a spokesperson for the Paris Fire Department, although the 7,000m² market in Val-de-Marne was burning voraciously, there was no danger of the flames spreading to nearby structures. Capt. Marc Le Moine said the fire in a large warehouse was under control. A full investigation will be launched to establish the cause of the blaze he added.

Orly Airport on the outskirts of Paris reported that flights were still operating as normal, despite the thick smoke.

More than 12,000 people work at Rungin market, which sells fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, meats, dairy products and flowers from all parts of France, as well as from around the world, as reported by khaleejtimes.com.

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    • CCW60

      26 September 2022 • 03:56

      Does no one find this even slightly suspicious? Another incident helping to create food shortages

      Reply
    • Barry Nunn

      26 September 2022 • 18:37

      This is happening in America, it just means less food and higher prices. Most likely arson, this is just what the WHO wants.

      Reply

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