If you planned to visit ASOS.com today to fill your monthly ASOS-purchase-quota, take note: the site is down. A message on the site reads:
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.
Click here to drop us your email address and we’ll get back in touch to let you know when the site is back up and running – don’t worry you’ll be able to shop soon.
Even though no one was hurt, a fire like that is scary—especially because it’s suspected that the fire was the result of an intentional arson attack. The warehouse’s 500 workers were forced to evacuate on Friday, and it took ten fire trucks and 60 firefighters to fight the flames of the enormous space that was holding 10 million packages at the time of the fire. An investigation as to the cause is underway.
We’ve had a fire in our warehouse & fortunately nobody’s hurt. There’s some damage so we can’t take any orders right now. Sincere apologies
— ASOS (@ASOS) June 21, 2014
You can add your email on the site to receive an update when it goes live again. As for those of you who’ve made recent purchases, a spokesperson for the company notes:
‘I can confirm that some orders have been delayed but cannot confirm how many at the moment. ‘Customers will either receive a full refund or get their orders as soon as possible.’