BOCHOLT, Germany – Today a huge fire raged at one of the warehouses of Rose Versand. Rose Versand mail order sends bicycle parts and components, accessories and complete bicycles throughout Europe. www.roseversand.de is regarded as one of Europe’s main web shops.
Local reports say that the damage to the warehouses is huge and the inventory can be regarded as lost. Rose’s shop in the town of Bocholt was not hit by the fire.
At 9.15 am this morning the fire brigade was alerted. Local residents were warned to keep windows and doors closed.
The cause of the fire in the 600 square meter hall is not yet clear. The hall was built only two years ago. During the fire four of the 200 employees were slightly injured.
The fire brigade reports that it will take till late tonight to extinguish the fire.
Rose Versand twittered this afternoon: “Tomorrow we can start delivering again.”
Photo: Maurice Lewitz