Fire in Amazon distribution center forces some retailers to pull products off website

A fire broke out last weekend in one of Amazon's distribution center in the U.K., forcing several retailers to remove their products from the company's website, according to Business Insider.

The fire stretched across two floors of the 700,000-square-foot warehouse in Rugely, Staffordshire early Sunday morning, according to the report.

"Amazon has assured us that not all stock has been damaged," said Jacob Nezri, director of RYN Trading — one of the retailers housing products at the facility. "However, whilst they investigate and check the condition of all stock, all items in question will not be available for sale on Amazon."

Mr. Nezri said RYN Trading's sales dropped almost 90 percent, although Amazon assured the company it would be reimbursed for all damaged stock at retail price.

Local police said two men, ages 19 and 21, allegedly started the fire and were arrested on suspicion of arson, according to the report.

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