Repair Tech, the company that handles Nintendo UK's customer repairs, has confirmed that a serious fire broke out at one of their warehouses recently. The cause of the fire is unclear, but the smoke was so dense from the burning plastic that firefighters had to withdraw temporarily.
The fire affected a number of Nintendo customers, but the warehouse was limited to repairs from customers in the UK, so it wasn't as widespread as it could have been, and no one was injured. Those who sent in products for repairs will be shipped replacements, and Nintendo will be providing some free eShop credit to those affected as well. Hit the jump for Nintendo's statement.