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120 firefighters tackle andover warehouse blaze
120 firefighters tackle andover warehouse blaze

120 Firefighters tackle Andover warehouse blaze

Firefighters remain and are still tackling a large fire at the robot-run online grocery firm Ocado in Andover.

There are more than 20 engines in attendance and more than 120 firefighters on the scene at Walworth Industrial Estate, South Way.

There are also 16 support vehicles, seven specialist vehicles and engines from Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.



These resources include water carriers, aerial ladder platforms and the Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team.


Crews are working extremely hard with our partners and the company to resolve this as soon as possible.
Firefighters were called at 2.44am on Tuesday the incident is ongoing.

A spokesman from Ocado said:
On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, a fire started in a section of the ambient grid of our Andover CFC. The Fire Brigade is on site. All relevant safety measures were carried out as planned and no one suffered injury.

The incident and the measures being taken to contain it appears to have affected a proportion of the mechanical handling equipment and some of the grid.

Although some orders had already left the warehouse before the incident and will be delivered as normal, Andover suspended operation this morning preventing further fulfilment of orders.

We will assess the damage this incident has caused to the Andover CFC and will update further as appropriate.