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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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Asos loses £22m of stock in warehouse blaze

The Asos distribution centre in Barnsley was damaged in a fire on Friday. Credit: PA

Online retailer Asos has confirmed it has lost 20 per cent of its stock worth £22million at the fire at its Barnsley warehouse.

In a statement Asos said: "None of the technology, automation or structure of the building has been affected by the fire.

"Our initial estimate is that approximately 20% of the total stock at the site has been compromised by fire damage and the sprinkler systems."

The company resumed taking orders at 2am this morning but the disruption has led to its shares falling by three per cent.

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