StockMarketWire.com - Online grocery retailer Ocado said it had suspended operations at its high-tech Andover distribution centre in southern England due to a fire.

The fire had started on Tuesday in a section of the facility's ambient grid, the company said.

The fire brigade was on site and nobody was hurt.

'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,' Ocado said.

'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 customer fulfilment centre and will update further as appropriate.'


At 1:14pm: [LON:OCDO] Ocado Group Plc share price was +24.4p at 1017p



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