Major fire burns 2 Jim Beam bourbon warehouses & 45,000 Barrels

Multiple crews are on the scene of a significant fire at a bourbon warehouse facility.

Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler tells WKYT two barrel warehouses at a Jim Beam growing older facility caught fire round 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The facility is on McCracken Pike, close to the Franklin County line.

Chandler says one warehouse initially caught fire with flames spreading to the second construction.

Crews had been in a position to put out the flames within the second warehouse. Flames had been nonetheless seen within the first warehouse 5 hours after the fire began.

Chandler says roughly 45,000 barrels of bourbon had been within the warehouse that was nonetheless burning. He speculated crews may very well be on scene till late Wednesday evening.

Multiple businesses are working to place the fire out. Bluegrass Emergency Response Team out of Lexington is bringing foam to the scene.

Chandler additionally mentioned it is potential the fire was brought on by a lightning strike, however that has not been confirmed.

Dan Cohen, who’s the spokesman for Jim Beam’s dad or mum firm Beam Suntory, mentioned nobody was harm within the fire, and the corporate thanked first responders who stay on the scene.

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