Two barrel houses at a Jim Beam aging facility in Kentucky went up in flames late Tuesday, destroying tens of thousands of barrels of bourbon.
Crews were able to put out the fire in one of the structures, but the other kept burning into Wednesday morning. No injuries have been reported.
Beam Suntory, which owns the facility in Versailles, said 45,000 barrels “of relatively young whiskey” were lost in the blaze.
One of the rickhouses, where barrels of bourbon are stored as they age, initially caught fire, eventually spreading to the other nearby structure, authorities said.
“Initial reports are the fire resulted from a lightning strike, and we will work with local authorities to confirm the cause and to remediate the impacts,” Beam Suntory said in a statement.
Beam Suntory, one of the world’s largest producers of distilled drinks, said it operates 126 barrel warehouses in Kentucky that house approximately 3.3 million barrels of its brands. The company said the blaze would not affect the spirit’s availability to customers.
“We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident, and we are grateful to the courageous firefighters from multiple jurisdictions who brought the fire under control and prevented it from spreading,” the company said.
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He said while it was found that Omomo ended it all, the reason for death of the spouse and child is yet to be known. “I left home in all respects ahead of schedule as normal with my cruiser. After certain hours, my significant other considered me that Baba Efe, his better half and their last kid, Glorious were discovered dead inside their condo,” Salami said.
“On returning home I saw a group in our compound. I entered the loft of Baba Efe just to find he had ended it all, the spouse lay on the floor dead and the child on the three-seater seat additionally dead. I was astounded in light of the fact that yesterday night, I saw both the spouse and the husband sitting together as normal with no malevolence. Truth be told, they were playing with their kids around them. I don’t have the foggiest idea what could have caused this unexpected circumstance.
“Efe, the oldest little girl went to one of their relatives, living adjacent to report the improvement. On arriving, she shouted for assistance. The dead man used to be a bike rider yet a couple of months prior he quit working since his cruiser had built up a flaw. The kids additionally quit going to class however I saw them yesterday and there was no indication of any issue among them.”
Another neighbor anyway said Omomo and his significant other had been having issues as of late.
“There was a period the couple were battling and the spouse was blaming his significant other for betrayal that the wife must reveal to him the genuine dad of the child if not that no one will be alive among them,” the neighbor was cited to have said. “As should be obvious, the kids and their folks were as one at the season of the occurrence and nothing happened to the two more seasoned young ladies. The mother and child whose issue is in dispute were discovered dead and the dad was likewise found to have ended it all.”