Kentucky officials say that a large amount of whiskey was lost in a massive warehouse fire overnight.
The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2, in Woodford County, Kentucky, according to Lex18.
MASSIVE FIRE ENGULFS JIM BEAM FACILITY IN KENTUCKY:— WLWT (@WLWT) July 3, 2019
Two barrel houses at a Jim Beam aging facility went up in flames late Tuesday, spurring a massive response from area emergency and fire crews. https://t.co/JSGSo8YVCI pic.twitter.com/V6rGjMj7tt
Early reports indicate that a lightening strike may have sparked the fire, which spread to two barrel houses on the Jim Beam property.
No injuries were reported.
Multiple agencies responded to the fire, which burned into Wednesday morning as firefighters struggled to contain it.
8+ hours later, the fire continues to burn at this Jim Beam property in Woodford County. Emergency Management officials tell me they expect it to last for several more hours. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/RHqJrQ36xd
— Alex Valverde (@AlexValverdeTV) July 3, 2019
About 45,000 barrels of young whiskey were lost in the blaze, but officials from Jim Beam says that the fire won’t impact product availability for their customers.