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Huge Fire Breaks Out at Hunts Point Produce Market

By Ben Fractenberg | November 20, 2013 1:31pm
 Fire fighters battled a 4-alarm fire in the city's largest produce market in Hunts Point on Nov. 20, 2013, officials said
Hunts Point Terminal Fire
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THE BRONX — A roaring fire broke out at the Hunts Point Terminal Market Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The blaze erupted at 722 Edgewater Road, near Spofford Avenue, about 11:15 a.m., according to the FDNY. The fire quickly intensified, but there were no reported injuries, the produce market's public safety office and fire officials said.

A maintenance worker noticed smoke in the rafters of the building and alerted terminal security, a public safety officer said. 

"There was a lot of smoke," said the officer.

The Hunts Point Terminal is the largest produce market in the world and generates $2.4 billion a year, according to its website.