UPDATE: The fire is now contained, firemen are in control and putting it out.
The world’s largest wholesale food market, Rungis, caught fire today as heavy plumes of smoke could been seen by witnesses close to Orly airport in Paris, France.
Video footage on social media shows massive amounts of smoke emanating from the fire.
The inside paper captured footage from a vehicle.
Emergency crews are responding to a large fire at Rungis International Market in the Chevilly Larue Commune of Paris on Sept. 25. Authorities are likely to cordon off the affected area to facilitate firefighting operations. The cause of the fire is not immediately clear. There have been no immediate reports of injuries.
Heightened security and localized business and transport disruptions are likely through the afternoon of Sept. 25. Authorities could evacuate nearby buildings as a precaution. Lingering disruptions are possible after crews extinguish the fire as investigations and recovery operations continue.