ASOS goes offline following fire at Barnsley warehouse

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Online retailer ASOS took its main web site down on Saturday, 21st June, following a fire at its main distribution centre in Barnsley.

A statement on the ASOS site said: “Sorry we have had to take the site down due to a fire in our main warehouse.

“Fortunately nobody was hurt but we are unable to take any orders until we can ascertain the extent of the damage. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.”

And on its Facebook page, ASOS said it expected to be back up and running “in a day or so”.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said fire-fighters were called to a blaze at the multi-storey warehouse shortly before 10pm on Friday.

The fire involved several floors of the building on Park Spring Road, Barnsley, which  is more than 60,000 square metres in size.

At its height, the fire was tackled by ten fire engines and 60 fire-fighters with an aerial ladder platform and a High Volume Pump.

The fire was reported to be extinguished at 7am on Saturday morning.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was due to begin later on Saturday.

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