A Jim Beam warehouse, which contained 45,000 barrels, caught fire on late Tuesday. And the firefighters are trying to battle the monstrosity left behind as a result of alcohol in the debris. As many as forty firefighters from various counties fought to battle the blaze.
The Jim Beam warehouse, which is located in Versailles, Kentucky, caught fire at about 11:30 p.m. Later, a security guard was the first to call and report it.
In fact, a second warehouse too caught fire. But, thankfully, it was caught before it could go uncontrolled.
The Jim Beam warehouse where the fire first broke out, has crumbled.
What caused the fire to spread immensely were the 45,000 barrels of whiskey.
A spokesperson quoted, “We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident, and we are grateful to the courageous firefighters from multiple jurisdictions who brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading. Given the age of the lost whiskey, this fire will not impact the availability of Jim Beam for consumers.”
According to Woodford County Emergency Management Chief, Drew Chandler, these warehouses were gigantic. In fact, they were nearly equal in area to a football field, plus six to seven stories high.