Small fire at Ocado’s Erith fulfilment centre

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Ocado says a small fire at its Erith customer fulfilment centre occurred outside the building in a hopper containing waste packaging.

“The London Fire Brigade was in attendance and the fire has now been extinguished,” it said in a statement.

“Given that the facility was evacuated, as required whenever a fire is reported, there was some disruption to picking and some customer orders have had to be cancelled. The fire suppression measures in place performed as intended and the fire did not spread.”

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