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Asos loses around £22m of stock in warehouse fire

Online retailer Asos has resumed trading after a major fire "compromised" around £22 million of stock at its main warehouse. The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately and is being investigated by South Yorkshire Police.

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Fire-damaged Asos warehouse held 10 million packages

The Asos Barnsley warehouse pictured in 2013. Credit: Asos

The Asos warehouse damaged in a fire near Barnsley is said to contain over 10 million boxes of packaging and is more than 60,000 square metres in size.

The building is described on the Asos website as "the size of six football pitches, so pretty huge. Every one of our products comes here and is checked, picked and packed before making its way by air, land or sea, to be delivered."

The retailer sells fashion and beauty products around the globe and last year made sales of over £750 million.

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