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Fire engulfs popular marketplace in Haiti's capital

  • Women stand in the smoldering remains after a fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest central market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    Women stand in the smoldering remains after a fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest central market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman stands next to to a pile a fire damaged clothing after a massive fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest central market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A woman stands next to to a pile a fire damaged clothing after a massive fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest central market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman stands in the middle of her fire damaged clothes after a massive fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest fish and clothing market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

    A woman stands in the middle of her fire damaged clothes after a massive fire at a market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday March 20, 2017. The fire raged at the biggest fish and clothing market in the center of the Capital. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)  (The Associated Press)

A fire has engulfed much of a popular marketplace in Haiti's capital where hundreds of impoverished vendors sell their wares.

The flames have destroyed numerous wooden stalls and a warehouse storing inventory including fabrics and used clothes.

There are no reports of deaths or injuries.

Despondent vendors at Port-au-Prince's sprawling Croix de Boussales market are picking through the ashes Monday looking for anything to salvage.

The blaze started sweeping through the market late Sunday. The cause isn't immediately known.