The food compound and some nearby offices at the Kirya Military Headquarters caught fire Wednesday morning.
There were no injuries reported. Firefighters rushed to the scene and gained control over the fire.
The fire department said that there was no danger of the fire spreading and everyone who was in the building was safely evacuated.
Located in central Tel Aviv, the Kirya is the main IDF and Defense Ministry headquarters. The fire caused many residents of the city to panic when they saw black clouds of smoke rising above the building.