The "Hangis International Market", which wholesales fresh food, caught fire yesterday for unknown reasons.


[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The Rungis International Market, the largest fresh food wholesale market in Paris and the world's largest, caught fire yesterday for unknown reasons, and a warehouse about the size of a football field (covering an area of ​​about 7,000 square meters) was caught in flames , roaring smoke shot up the Paris sky, and related videos went viral on social media.

According to comprehensive foreign media reports, a warehouse in the "Hengis International Market" caught fire yesterday. The Paris authorities dispatched 100 police officers and 30 fire trucks to rescue and persuade the surrounding people to leave, said Marc Le Moine, spokesman for the Paris Fire Department. ) said that the fire was subsequently brought under control and no one was injured. The cause of the fire is currently unknown and will be investigated.

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Several videos and photos were circulated wildly on social media Twitter. Some netizens took pictures. The fire department sent a ladder truck to spray water from the air to cool down, but thick black smoke continued to spew out and spread to the road beside it.

According to the official website of "Hengis International Market", the fresh market is located on the outskirts of Paris, covering an area of ​​234 hectares, with more than 1,200 suppliers, providing most of the fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, seafood, flowers for Paris and surrounding areas Wait.

But the authorities stressed that the fire was only in the warehouse and did not spread to the entire market.

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A fire has broken out at the world's biggest produce market (Rungis International Market) in Paris.

— James Melville (@JamesMelville) September 25, 2022

Huge fire at #Rungis international market in #Paris, #France. It is best known as large wholesale food market serving the Paris metropolitan area and beyond.

— Frank Hoogerbeets (@hobeets) September 25, 2022