45K barrels of bourbon reportedly destroyed in Jim Beam warehouse fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two barrel warehouses at a Jim Beam aging facility burned for hours overnight in Kentucky.

WKYT reports the facility caught fire at around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. One warehouse caught fire, which then spread to a second warehouse.

Roughly 45,000 barrels of bourbon were in one of the burning warehouses.

Officials said it’s possible the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

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