ASOS reopens after warehouse fire

The ASOS website is back up again after it was forced to suspend trading following a fire at its main warehouse in Barnsley.

The etailer released a statement about the incident, revealing that the fire had affected around 20 per cent of the stock held at the site.

The warehouse is the company's main global distribution centre, holding around 70 per cent of its total stock worth a staggering £159million.

 



ASOS, who also revealed that none of the technology or structure of the building had been affected, closed its hugely popular website on Friday after the fire.

It then reopened at 2am on Monday morning.

The fire is being treated as arson by police. After initial investigations, South Yorkshire Police determined the fire was deliberately lit and have launched a criminal inquiry. The force appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

 



ASOS said it was "co-operating fully" with the investigation.

The warehouse is thought to handle over 10 million packages at any one time.

It is more than 60,000 square metres in size - bigger than seven football pitches.

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