Fire destroys 45,000 barrels of Jim Beam

05-Jul-2019 - France

A fire has broken out in a warehouse of the whiskey manufacturer Jim Beam with 45,000 barrels of alcohol. Recordings taken on Wednesday showed a large field of debris from which flames were still beating. The Louisville Courier Journal reported that the fire broke out late Tuesday evening and then spread to a second warehouse. The fire brigade succeeded in extinguishing this second fire, the newspaper reported, referring to the rescue services.

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The whiskey company Beam Suntory, to which Jim Beam belongs, stated that 45,000 barrels of a "relatively young" whiskey had fallen victim to the flames. According to initial findings, the fire was the result of a lightning strike, the company continued in a statement quoted by NBC News.

The newspaper "Louisville Courier Journal" reported that there was a strong smell of Bourbon in the air at the scene of the fire /hma/DP/he (dpa)

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