News / Business by Press Association 22/08/2019, 8:47 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Ocado has said a fire which broke out at its south-east London facility on Wednesday night caused disruption to some of its food deliveries. The online grocer said a “small fire” was reported just outside the building in Erith, in a container for waste packaging. London Fire Brigade extinguished the blaze, but the disruption has led to some customer orders being cancelled. Affected shoppers will be offered the chance to re-book for Friday. It is the second fire reported at an Ocado facility this year. In February the group’s warehouse in Andover, Hampshire, was destroyed in a blaze. Ocado said on Thursday that no part of its material handling equipment was involved in the fire. “The fire suppression measures in place performed as intended and the fire did not spread,” the company said. “We would like to thank the London Fire Brigade for their assistance.”. Concerns were raised earlier this year about the cause of the Andover fire, but Ocado insisted it did not pose a threat to the group’s business model. The cause was eventually determined to be an electrical… Read full this story
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