Insurers are facing multi-million pound claims after a fire gutted a warehouse of discount clothing company Primark earlier this month.

Loss adjuster Crawford's is evaluating the claim for the loss of stock and business interruption, excluding the landlord's interests. A Crawford spokeswoman said it was still too early to put a figure on the cost of the claim.

Reports had suggested that around £50m of stock were destroyed in the blaze, which occurred at the main warehouse that supplies the Primark label in the UK.

Royal & SunAlliance confirmed it was one of the insurers handling the claim for the damage to the buildings.

GAB Robins has also been appointed to evaluate the extent of the damage.