Fire Destroys Jim Beam Warehouse Filled with Bourbon Barrels

Lightning might have been a factor, but fire investigators haven’t been able to start looking for the cause.

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A fire destroyed a massive Jim Beam warehouse filled with about 45,000 barrels of bourbon, sending flames shooting into the night sky and generating so much heat that firetruck lights melted, authorities said. Firefighters from four counties responded to the blaze. Lightning might have been a factor, but fire investigators haven’t been able to start looking for the cause, Woodford County Emergency Management Director Drew Chandler said. No injuries were reported,…

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