Barnsley firm ASOS taking orders again

fire crews at the ASOS fire in Barnsley.
fire crews at the ASOS fire in Barnsley.
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Fashion retailer ASOS, whose Barnsley based warehouse was damaged in an arson attack, has started taking orders again.

The firm said that the blaze at Park Spring Road, Grimethorpe, damaged around 20 per cent of its stock as well as its sprinkler system.

Fire broke out at the warehouse and distribution centre on Friday night and at its height 60 firefighters were involved in the battle to save the building.

In a statement to the stock exchange today, ASOS said: “None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire.

“The clean-up process commenced on Saturday morning and progressed quickly. Consequently at 2am this morning we recommenced taking orders. We are fully insured for loss of stock and business interruption.”

Anyone with information about the blaze should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.