Thousands of barrels of Jim Beam bourbon burn in Kentucky warehouse fire

www.cbsnews.com | 7/3/2019 | Staff
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Versailles, Kentucky—A massive fire destroyed a Jim Beam warehouse in northern Kentucky on Wednesday, but officials said no one was injured. Firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze at a warehouse in Versailles, which is filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon.

Two barrel warehouses caught fire late Tuesday night. One warehouse initially caught fire with flames spreading to the second structure, Drew Chandler of Woodford County Emergency Management told CBS affiliate WLKY-TV.

Crews - Out - Hours - Chandler

Crews were able to put one out, but the other kept burning for hours. Chandler said it may have been caused by lightning.

A nearby road has been shut down as crews fight the blaze. Multiple agencies are working to put the fire out. An emergency response team based in Lexington is bringing foam to the scene....
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