Fire at Jim Beam facility burns thousands of barrels of bourbon

Posted at 9:57 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 10:02:38-04

WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. — Crews are fighting a fire at a Jim Beam facility in Woodford County, Kentucky.

The fire started around 11:30 p.m. at one warehouse and spread to another, according to WKYT,

Fire crews were able to put out the flames at the second warehouse.

Flames were still visible five hours after the fire ignited, and Woodford County Emergency Management believes the fight may continue into Wednesday night, according to WKYT.

Emergency Management reported about 45,000 barrels of bourbon were in one of the warehouses.

It’s unclear exactly how the fire started, but officials believe a lightning strike could be to blame.