ASOS shuts down website after huge fire at main warehouse

We REALLY don’t like the sound of this!

An ASOS warehouse the size of six football pitches has been badly damaged by a fire, forcing the online fashion giants to stop taking orders.


Both the UK and Irish websites have been down since this morning because of the blaze that started last night, and ASOS released a statement saying it would not be active again until the extent of the damage was assessed.

It’s been reported that close to 10 million boxes of clothes were destroyed in the fire.

If you try now to visit the site for your weekend browse, you will see this message:

“Dear Customers,

We have pressed pause on the ASOS website, this is due to a fire in our Barnsley distribution centre in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Thankfully no one was hurt and we expect to be back to normal for you in the next day or so. So please hold on to your orders, we will be back with you soon. ASOS x”

More than 60 firefighters tackled the blaze through the night, which is believed to have spread from the second floor to the third and fourth floors.

In a statement, the company said no new orders were currently being taken and existing orders yet to be shipped, would also be delayed.

Police and fire officers have started an investigation into the cause of the blaze.