Ocado warehouse fire in Andover finally out

10 February, 2019, 16:13 | Author: Brooke Harris
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The fire hit Ocado's Andover warehouse which processes over 30,000 orders a week, with the company taking to Twitter to ask concerned customers to send their postcode to update them on the status of their order.

"There are still pockets of fire", said a spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Around 200 firefighters were drafted in to tackle the blaze at the site in Andover, which broke out at 2.44am on Tuesday and spread overnight, causing substantial damage.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Andy Bowers said: "We have a risk of a toxic release or a large cylinder explosion. Due to concerns over the presence of pressurised refrigerants on site, the police conducted a limited evacuation of the immediate area on Wednesday evening".

"We are working extremely closely with all of our partners to keep the public safe".

"This is obviously a bad event and thankfully no one has been hurt, although some firefighters have been treated for smoke inhalation".

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The company confirmed that no members of its team or the public have been injured. These are the times when we take our hats off to the firefighters (and other experts) who tackle such scenes.

Ocado said in a statement today: "As Andover was providing approximately 10% of our current capacity, as a result of this incident there will be a constraint on our ability to meet growing customer demand and there will be a reduction in sales growth until we can increase capacity elsewhere". Makes you truly appreciate the fearless men and women of the Fire Service!

The online grocer's shares were down 7% on Thursday after it said it would see a fall in sales growth until it can shift operations to other warehouses.

But the firm stressed it has comprehensive insurance for the property, stock and equipment and for business interruption losses.

A major fire which has destroyed one of Ocado's flagship robotics distribution centres has been extinguished this afternoon, putting an end to a three-day inferno at the firm's Andover site.



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