The fire destroyed a fruit and vegetable warehouse at the Rungis complex to the south of the French capital.
Flames spread shortly after noon, the authorities said, sending a dark plume of smoke billowing over the southern suburbs.
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A hundred firefighters brought the fire under control by mid-afternoon and there were no injuries, the fire brigade said.
The warehouse, about the size of a football pitch, belonged to Les Halles Mandar group.
“It’s a shock, but we’re glad there were no injuries”, boss Shaoul Abramczyk said.
“We will not be able to fulfil our partners’ orders from Monday and for several days”, he added.
“When a market operator is the victim of a tragedy of this nature, the whole market is struck at its heart”, Rungis market head Stephane Layani said.